V802 - Aviation Bill 2015 (Second Reading) Watch

Poll: Should this bill be passed into law?
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On the contrary, No (19)
45.24%
Abstain (5)
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V802 - Aviation Bill 2015 (Second Reading), TSR UKIP
Aviation Bill 2015
An Act to introduce a fair tax on flying while allowing expansion of aviation in the United 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: Expansion at Heathrow

1) Heathrow Airport expansion will be authorised.
i) An extension to the northern runway
ii) A new runway to the North
iii) A new runway to the South-west.
a. Heathrow Airport can exercise a maximum of two of the above options.
2) A sixth terminal to the north-west of Heathrow Airport will be authorised.
3) A seventh terminal to the South will be authorised if option 1.iii is chosen.
i) The fourth runway must be build after 2030.
4) Homes and property will be bought for 130% of their current market value as will assessed by an independent estate agent.

2: Expansion at Gatwick

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 Controls

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.
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: Short Title, Commencement, and Extent

1) This bill may be cited as the Aviation Bill 2015.
2) Sections 1 and 2 will come into effect immediately after passing, section 3 will come into effect when the approach and departure equipment at London Heathrow 3) Airport has been changed to accommodate the new approach and climb restrictions. Section 4 will commence on the 1st April 2016.
4) This bill shall extend to the whole of the United Kingdom.

Changes

Simplified wording.
Extra expansion option added, preferred option to be chosen by the airport.
Changed restrictions on flights.
Costings

Costings

Based on current values the direct cost to the treasury 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.

Notes

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.

Both 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
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Ermmm... is this in the right area? Birchington

EDIT: It is now
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"while at the same time penalising the worst polluters more."

Where's that in the bill?
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Aye, it's good for the economy.
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Well, looks like yet more putting off solving a problem for somebody else to also dodge later.
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Ayes to the right: 18
Noes to the left: 19
Abstain: 5

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