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Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 29th November 1996.

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Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane , Rotherham 9:35 am, 29th November 1996

We all share the right hon. Lady's celebration of what I believe is becoming known around the world as "cool Britannia", but is there not one substantial problem with London: transport? For many people living in west London, because of the concentration of arrivals into Heathrow, the number of night flights—14,000 so far this year arriving before 7 am—is turning their homes into part of the glide path. In addition, the constant traffic gridlock in London means that it can take half an hour by car from the House to Trafalgar square. The problem needs to be addressed.