§ Mr. Bradshaw
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions for what reason the Air Link Strategy for the South-West has not been published; and when it will be. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The South-West Regional Air Service Study has reported as one of six regional studies which form the first part of a two-stage process leading to the publication of a series of Regional Consultation documents. The original Regional Air Services Studies are currently being co-ordinated and audited for consistency as part of the Regional Air Services Co-ordination (RASCO) Study.
Once that work has been completed, six Regional Consultation documents, which will include a summary of the study findings for their respective region, will be published as part of a major public consultation exercise informing the preparation of the Air Transport White Paper.