HC Deb 18 July 1989 vol 157 c94W
Mr. Franks

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, when he next meets the chairman of BAA, he will discuss the delays caused to domestic travellers at Heathrow terminal one (departures) resulting from unmanned security clearance points.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

No. How many such channels are provided, and how many of them are staffed at any given time, are entirely matters for the airport management.

Mr. Colvin

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received advice from the Civil Aviation Authority in response to the commissions that he gave it last summer on airport capacity and air traffic distribution.

Mr. Channon

I have now received the authority's advice on air traffic distribution policy for airports serving the London area, and this has been published today as CAP 559. Copies have been placed in the Library. I shall now consider the authority's advice, and will make a statement in due course. The authority proposes to undertake further work before offering advice on long-term strategic issues.