Committee's aviation report selected for Backbench Business Debate

21 October 2013

Backbench Business Debate - Aviation Strategy

The Committee's First Report of Session 2013–14, Aviation strategy, has been selected for debate on Thursday 24 October, in the Main Chamber.

Commenting today Louise Ellman MP said:

"This debate will be an important opportunity to discuss the controversial subject of runway capacity in the south east. Our report called for a new runway at Heathrow Airport but it also tackled other important issues, such as the environmental impacts of aviation, the role of airports outside the south east, and air passenger duty.

The Government has set up an independent Airports Commission and is likely to defer any decision on aviation strategy until after the next General Election. However, it is important that these issues are properly debated by Members of the House during the current Parliament."

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