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V1016 – Airport Expansion Bill 2016

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    As many are of the opinion, Aye
    On the contrary, No

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    V1016 – Airport Expansion Bill 2016, Nigel Farage MEP MP
    Airport Expansion Bill 2016
    To allow expansion at airport in the Untied Kingdom

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1 Heathrow Airport

    (1) Heathrow Airport expansion will be authorised.
    (a) An extension to the northern runway
    (b) A new runway to the North
    (c) A new runway to the South-west.
    (d) Heathrow Airport can exercise a maximum of two of the above options.
    (2) An extra terminal to the north-west of Heathrow Airport will be authorised.
    (3) An extra terminal to the South will be authorised if;
    (a) option 1(c) is chosen.
    (4) Homes and property must be purchased for 110% of their current market value as will assessed by an independent estate agent.

    2 Gatwick Airport

    (1) A second runway at Gatwick Airport will be authorised to be built in line with recommendations from the report by the Airports Commission.
    (2) A new terminal will be authorised between the current runway and the new runway.

    3 Heathrow operations

    (1) No operating constraints will be imposed at Heathrow
    (2) A new fire station must be built on Heathrow property near the new runway to maintain the same level of coverage as is currently provided with a capacity increase, and to meet CAA and ICAO requirements.
    (i) The fire station and equipment will be funded by the UK government.

    4 Air Passenger Duty

    (1) Air Passenger Duty will be scrapped

    5 Commencement, short title and extent

    (1) This Act shall come into force on the 1st April 2017.
    (2) This Act may be cited as the Aviation Act 2016.
    (3) This Act extends to the United Kingdom



    Based on current values the direct cost to the treasury of removing Air Passenger Duty will be £3bn but this will be offset by the boosts to the UK economy leading to higher tax revenues from tourism and the extra 60,000 jobs created. The long-term net boost to the economy can be used to research newer, green technologies to produce energy.

    As it is private development funded by Heathrow Airport Holdings Plc with private investors it will be at minimal cost to the government.

    The fire station and equipment will cost below £15m.


    A report by PWC reveals that a decrease in APD will see the economy boosted of £16bn as well as creating an extra 60,000 jobs. The report concludes the £500m cost on businesses deters investment, and UK based airlines pay as much as 25% of their revenues in APD than EU or foreign airlines airlines operating in the UK giving a competitive disadvantage to British airlines.

    This bill aims to reduce taxes on flying to provide that boost to the economy while at the same time penalising the worst polluters more. Airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and engine manufacturers will have an incentive to produce more fuel efficient, quieter aircraft and engines. Options 1(1) and 1(2) are in line with options shortlisted on the report by the Airports Commission established by the government in 2012.

    PWC Report: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/psrc/united...ger-duty.jhtml
    Same PWC Report but a free version of it: http://corporate.easyjet.com/~/media...y-Abridged.pdf
    Cost of fire station: http://www.building.co.uk/kier-secur...058866.article
    APD Revenue: http://www.statista.com/graphic/1/28...x-receipts.jpg

    Nay, section 4 is bad, and I think the argument in the costings is poor.

    Rakas21 are you going to bother writing a bill on the matter?

    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Rakas21 are you going to bother writing a bill on the matter?
    Yes but this is worth a vote for now, i can simply subsume part of it later. .

    I love the sound of this 'Untied Kingdom'.
    • Thread Starter

    One double vote has been removed across seats 38 (Nigel Farage MEP then Unown Uzer) and 39 (Unown Uzer then Peroxidation). Though it makes no difference to the binary end result, as Unown Uzer and Peroxidation are the most recent MPs their votes have been kept. The overall effect is –1 Aye.
    • Thread Starter

    Ayes to the right: 17
    Noes to the left: 21
    Abstentions: 9

    The Noes have it! The Noes have it! Unlock!

    Turnout: 94%
Updated: July 27, 2016
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