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CENTENARY OF POWERED FLIGHT AND THE UK AVIATION INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 251A1: tabled on 10 December 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mrs Theresa May on 09 December 2003. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Line 10, after 'fares;' insert 'welcomes the opening of the new wing at the RAF museum Hendon, which provides a modern exhibition space in which the museum has provided a highly imaginative display of its collection of historic aircraft, to illustrate the development of flight over the last 100 years, together with its relocation and restoration of the Grahame White aircraft factory, the first aircraft factory in Britain, on the site to display imaginatively the museum's collection of contemporary aircraft of World War I vintage; urges honourable Members and their families to pay a visit to see this wonderful new facility for themselves;'

Original motion text

That this House notes that 17th December marks the centenary of powered, sustained and controlled flight; congratulates the UK's aviation industry for playing a major role in both civil and military aviation during that period; believes that aviation is critical to the UK's prosperity; recognises that air travel is essential for business and economic success; realises that almost 180,000 people in the UK are directly employed by the industry and that well over half a million jobs depend on aviation; understands that much of our tourism industry depends on the availability of air travel; appreciates that people in more remote parts of the country require air services for essential journeys; applauds the industry for successfully competing in a deregulated market and opening up air travel to all through lower fares; and wishes the industry well in facing the challenges that need to be addressed as it enters its second centenary.