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    V1069 – Airports Bill 2016, TSR Government
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    Allow expansion of metropolitan airports and attain the economic benefits that accrue with it.

    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 Airport Expansion
    Airports wishing to expand within the counties of Greater London, Hampshire, Bristol, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, South and West Yorkshire, Greatr Manchester, Merseyside and Tyne and Wear will be permitted to construct new runways and terminals.

    2 Constraints on development
    (1) Aforementioned construction requires no direct subsidy or guarantee in the form of an unfunded liability from the state.
    (2) CAA and ICAO requirements must be upheld.
    (3) Where compulsory purchase is required, property in the form of land, commercial and residential dwellings will be purchased at 105% of current market value subject to an independent assessment of said value.
    (4) Any development must include rail provision to the largest city within said counties in order to reduce road traffic.

    3 Inclusion
    For the purposes of this Act, Gatwick International Airport is granted inclusion meaning that expansion is permitted subjected to compliance with constraints.

    4 Environmental Impact
    In order to mute the environmental impact of greater airport capacity, airports will be prohibited from allowing air traffic greater than 30 years of age from using their facilities on a commercial basis.

    3 Short title and extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Airports Act 2016.
    (2) This Act extends to England.

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    Currently some of the UK’s largest airports are at or near full capacity with both Heathrow and Gatick notably the busiest single and dual international airports in the world despite surging passenger growth.

    The expansiion of major international airports involves significant infrastructure development and as a result this bill will generate tens of thousands of jobs up and down the supply chain at no cost to the taxpayer.

    Although Gatwick is technically located outside of Greater London, as the airport currently in largest need of expansion and a credible plan to expand free of state assistance (the Heathrow plan currently requires taxpayer subsidies) it was judged that inclusion of Gatwick would be adequately benefitical to both the airport and the wider economy.

    By imposing restrictions on old aircraft this act provides an incentive for operators to purchase newer, more fuel efficient and less noisy aircraft which provides benefits for all stakeholders involved.
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    I will not support this bill when the absurd section four is included, and I will not listen to Rakas when he makes a point about formatting, or numbering in the future.
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    Is there some reason why there's no commencement?
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Is there some reason why there's no commencement?
    For the same reason there are two section threes, and the preamble is not centred; the bill was rushed.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    For the same reason there are two section threes, and the preamble is not centred; the bill was rushed.
    Lol, I didn't notice the 2 section 3s XD

    Isn't there precedent for the author getting the Speaker to correct inconsequential but irritating stuff like that.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Is there some reason why there's no commencement?
    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    For the same reason there are two section threes, and the preamble is not centred; the bill was rushed.
    No rushing. The bill was fully numbered when i sent it to LP, he then changed the formatting.
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