§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what part of the planning permission he gave to the operators of London City airport permits experimental flights of jet aircraft to or from that airport; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
The planning permission for London City airport, formerly known as STOLport, does not preclude flights of jet fixed-wing aircraft provided that they are in accordance with the conditions attached to my right hon. Friend's decision of 23 May 1985. Enforcement of these conditions is a matter for the London Docklands development corporation as the development control authority for the area in which the airport lies.