§ Mr. Warren
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will undertake consultations as to the costs to United Kingdom trade of delays in the handling of air transportation in the air over the United Kingdom and on the ground at major United Kingdom airports; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
We keep in regular contact about these matters both with the Department of Transport and with representatives of the business community. As my hon. Friend will be aware, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport is at present awaiting advice from the Civil Aviation Authority on the adequacy of United Kingdom airport and airspace capacity, through to 2005.