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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03660: ()

Date lodged: 12 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 10 October 2016, Support for Heathrow expansion, when it first discussed the proposed third runway with representatives of Heathrow Airport, on what dates subsequent meetings took place, broken down by which (a) ministers and (b) officials attended.

Answered by: Keith Brown 9 November 2016

Proposals were first discussed in 2013. Meetings with Heathrow took place on 7 November 2013 with the Minister for Transport and Veterans; 13 November 2014 with the Minister for Transport and Veterans; 12 December 2014 with Transport Scotland officials; 25 March 2015 with Transport Scotland officials; 28 May 2015 with the Minister for Transport and Islands; 21 October 2015 with the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities and the Minister for Transport and Islands; 27 October 2015 with Transport Scotland officials; 3 August 2016 with Transport Scotland officials; 22 September 2016 with Transport Scotland officials; and 10 October 2016 with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

Meetings also took place with London Gatwick Airport on 8 October 2013 with the Minister for Transport and Veterans; 28 January 2014 with the Minister for Transport and Veterans; 21 October 2015 with the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities and the Minister for Transport and Islands; 29 October 2015 with Transport Scotland officials; and 25 May 2016 with the Minister for Transport and Islands.