Doncaster Free Press - Shannon Mower

Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said she is “not persuaded” that the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 would be successful in keeping the airport open when challenged in the House of Commons last week.

Doncaster MPs Ed Miliband and Dame Rosie Winterton previously called on the government to use this act which would stop the airport closing because of the air emergency services that are based there.

The Secretary of State for Transport was questioned by Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley on her commitment to Doncaster Sheffield Airport following the Prime Minister’s several vows to save it.

She asked: “The Prime Minister promised to protect Doncaster Sheffield Airport during her leadership campaign and she gave a promise to the member for Don Valley […] at the first Prime Minister’s questions to do what she could to protect the airport.

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