It comes as Environmental campaigner charged over HS2 tunnel protest denies charges.
“Unfortunately the virus is here to stay, and authorities and the public will be looking at ways to live with it."
TV presenter Jake Humphrey has pledged his support and has already committed to investing in the crowdfund for the business.
Committee chairman Huw Merriman told Buckingham Tory MP Greg Smith, who urged Mr Shapps to re-evaluate the need for the project, that he hopes the minister’s answers “don’t cause you to start tunnelling under Euston, joining Swampy”.
The planes were grounded in March 2019 following the crashes of a Lion Air flight near Jakarta on October 29, 2018, and an Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 10, 2019, killing a total of 346 people.
“I really fancy a trip with my family to eat chips in Brussels but there’s a global pandemic on right now."
British embassy says ‘this should not be happening’
How many more of these issues will emerge this year?
At the start of the pandemic, which originated in China, Sir Patrick Vallance said banning travel wouldn’t “make a big difference”.