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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

Yesterday’s judicial review on Heathrow was concerned only with the legality of the decision, not the merits of airport expansion. Given that this House has overwhelmingly affirmed that we face a climate emergency, surely a swift and easy way of meeting our obligations would be to cancel the third runway at Heathrow. Not only will it pollute my constituents’ lungs, but it is costing us the earth—literally.