§ Tom Brake
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what cost benefit analysis has been conducted by his Department or is planned of the(a) economic, (b) social and (c) environmental costs and benefits from (i) new airports and (ii) airport expansion, which (A) has taken place since 1997 and (B) is planned. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
[holding answer 20 November 2002]: These issues have been covered extensively in the Government's recent airport studies. This included an assessment of the economic, social and environmental benefits and impacts of various airport development options, both at existing and new sites. The findings are set out in "The Future Development of Air Transport in the United Kingdom" consultation documents.