Finance Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:09 pm on 21st July 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Chair, Energy and Climate Change Committee 3:09 pm, 21st July 2015

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way again; he is underlining our friendliness. To build on the point from Mr Campbell, I wish to say that Sammy Wilson is absolutely right about the problem of connectivity with the south-east of England, where the airports are being built. It is not by accident. In the 40 years after world war two, there were bilateral air agreements specifying that planes had to fly into London airports, and we have paid for that. He is right about the Netherlands. The London docks lost out to Rotterdam, and it looks like it will happen again with the air infrastructure. As the chief executive of Schiphol said, it would be a good idea—