The CAA is not always the right organisation to take the information you have provided into account. Some examples of the situations where the CAA will forward it to a third party can be seen below:- •For the example of issues with extra runway capacity in the South East of England your details and information may be forwarded to the Department for Transport. It is the Secretary of State’s decision whether there is extra runway capacity built in the SE and, if so, where. •For the example of queries regarding aviation noise and whether these should be concentrated or dispersed, this may also be forwarded to the Department for Transport. The current guidance from the Secretary of State to the CAA states that aircraft noise should be concentrated over as few people as possible. It is the Secretary of State’s decision whether the policy in that guidance should be changed. •For the example of noise and preferential routes at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted this may be forwarded to the Department for Transport. The Secretary of State is responsible under the law for these routes and compliance with them. Trials of operational procedures by air navigation service providers or trials of changes to the airspace structure. •For the example of organisations conducting trials, information is gathered because the organisation conducting the trial needs your information in order to assess the impact of the procedures or structure being trialled. Where the purpose of the trial is to try out changes to the airspace structure, your information is relevant to the impact of the changes being trialled and relevant to the organisation’s decision whether to seek permission from the CAA for a permanent change to airspace structure. If the organisation conducting the trial does decide to seek a permanent airspace structure change, the CAA will require that organisation to provide information on the effect of the trial which will include your information submitted during the trial itself. •For the example where an airport or an air traffic control provider, such as NATS, is consulting on a permanent airspace structure or change prior to deciding whether to submit a proposal to the CAA for a decision, then the information may be forwarded to the organisation conducting the consultation. Once the consultation has concluded, the organisation carrying out the consultation will decide whether to submit the airspace change proposal to the CAA. If the CAA does subsequently receive a request for a permanent airspace change, the CAA will want to take your information into account at that point. The CAA will always log everything you send us. In some cases the CAA may not be able to take what you have sent us into account at the time you send it but in the future it may inform regulatory roles that the CAA will carry out.