Heathrow Consultation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-12-12
Session date: 
December 12, 2007
Reference: 
2007/2803
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Answer

Answer for Heathrow Consultation

Answer for Heathrow Consultation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I firmly oppose the expansion of Heathrow Airport as it runs contrary to all the growing evidence we now have of the impact of aviation on climate change. Half the population never fly from one year to the next and it is vital to maintain business travel, but a small proportion of people are taking ever more short-haul leisure flights. The Government will need to demonstrate why demand for such trips could not be better met by investing in rail infrastructure and, if this happened, why additional runway capacity would still be needed.