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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1162A1: tabled on 02 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. 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 Mr Graham Brady on 29 February 2016. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'possible;' insert 'preferably designating extra runways at both Heathrow and Gatwick'.

Original motion text

That this House regrets the continuing delay in making a final decision on airport expansion in London and the South East; believes that a decision is vital for the prosperity of the nations and regions of the UK and urges Ministers to make sure that this delay is not repeated; notes that the Airports Commission spent three years and millions of taxpayers' money examining the evidence in a process that has been robust and rigorous; further believes the Government should get on with making a decision on airport expansion in the South East of England as swiftly as possible; believes that every additional period of delay will cost the UK billions in lost trade and investment and damage the UK's competitiveness; and therefore urges the Government to use the coming months to make rapid progress and announce a final decision in Parliament before the summer recess.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.