Clause 1 — Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 12:28 pm on 12th October 2006.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 12:28 pm, 12th October 2006

I have supported the efforts of David Taylor on designation, but I want to pick up what the Minister said about localities. Amendment (a) in lieu refers to

"the area in which the aerodrome is situated", while clause 1, which will itself amend section 38 of the 1982 Act, uses the phrase

"in the vicinity of the aerodrome".

No doubt those wonderful expressions make us feel deeply enthused by the Government's policing activities over airports that allow a lot of noise to happen in their vicinities, localities or areas, but what do the words precisely mean in the context of Nottingham East Midlands airport, which allows aircraft to fly in and out that affect my constituents, because although they are up to 30, 40, or 50 miles away from the airport, they are disturbed by the noise?