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AIRPORT CAPACITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 539: tabled on 13 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that a decision will soon be taken in principle by the Government on airport capacity in the South East of England, initiating a lengthy planning process for a new runway at either Gatwick or Heathrow Airport; further notes that the implications of this decision in terms of public finance, noise pollution, air pollution, surface transport congestion, regional connectivity and competition in the aviation sector are immense; welcomes the fact that the CEO of Gatwick has accepted a request by hon. Members, broadcasters and newspapers to debate directly with the CEO of Heathrow to allow hon. Members to be properly informed of the facts before forming a view; and is disappointed that the CEO of Heathrow has declined the same request, and strongly urges him to reconsider.