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S5W-03654: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 10 October 2016, Support for Heathrow expansion, where the 16,000 new jobs it claims would be generated would be located, broken down by (a) sector and (b) type of employer; when they will be created, and how this figure was calculated.

Answered by: Keith Brown 26 October 2016

The Airports Commission concluded that expansion at Heathrow would deliver up to 180,000 jobs across the UK. Heathrow Airport produced a regional disaggregation of this to arrive at an estimated 16,000 jobs in Scotland through to 2050. These jobs will come from a number of sectors relating to i) the introduction of new routes including tourism, exports, inward investment and at the airports themselves and ii) from manufacturing related to construction and the logistics hub concept.