Early day motion 2839

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HEATHROW'S STATUS AS THE UK'S HUB AIRPORT

That this House welcomes research by Oxford Economics which concludes that without Government support for a UK hub airport, Britain could lose up to 140,000 jobs; endorses the view of Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, in calling for urgent action to be taken in order to maintain the status of Heathrow as a hub airport; agrees with his comment that `Our politicians must think big and act in the national interest. We need an aviation strategy that acknowledges Heathrow as a hub, and we need it now'; further welcomes the comments of Mick Rix of the GMB union, who described the Government's opposition to Heathrow expansion as 'plain daft`; notes that the Institute of Directors has also endorsed the Oxford Economics report, which found that capacity constraints will cost the UK 4.5 billion in GDP from foreign investment and 1.6 billion in lost trade with emerging markets by 2021; and calls on the Government urgently to put jobs and the national interest ahead of electoral interests and to consider all options when it comes to aviation policy, up to and including airport expansion.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 07.03.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 07.03.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 12.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 15.03.2012
Harris, Tom Labour Party Glasgow South 07.03.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 14.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.03.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 07.03.2012
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 14.03.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 08.03.2012
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 08.03.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 12.03.2012
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 07.03.2012
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 07.03.2012

Amendment 2839A1 - HEATHROW'S STATUS AS THE UK'S HUB AIRPORT

leave out from `Economics' to end and add `but recognises that its conclusions have been consistently disproved by independent research as alarmist unsubstantiated propaganda generated by the aviation industry; and commends all three main political parties for the consensus they have reached to oppose the development of a third runway at Heathrow and to develop an aviation strategy that serves the long-term environmental and economic interests of the UK.'.

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Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 08.03.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 08.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.03.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 22.03.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 07.03.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 09.03.2012
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Hammersmith 09.03.2012