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Civil Aviation Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 21st February 2012.

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[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair]

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member) 10:30 am, 21st February 2012

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. First of all, I give a particular welcome to hon. Members who have not sat on a Public Bill Committee before and to anyone who has not sat in on an evidence session before, because not every Bill has a session such as this. If you have any queries, please ask. We may not know the answers, but we will do our best.

I have a few housekeeping announcements to make. Members may, as long as I am in the Chair—either here or when we come to clause-by-clause consideration—take their jackets off if they wish. I and my fellow Chair will not be calling starred amendments that have not been tabled with adequate notice. Required notice in Public Bill Committee is three working days, so amendments should be tabled by the rise of the House on Monday for consideration on Thursday, and by the rise of the House on Thursday for consideration on Tuesday.

For those who need reminding—that includes me—or who are not used to Public Bill Committees, it might help if I explain how we proceed. First, we will consider the programme motion, which was considered by the Programming Sub-Committee last night. That may or may not prove to be a formality, but half an hour is available for debate if anybody wishes to discuss the programme motion. Assuming that that is carried, we will move to two motions—they are the wrong way round on the amendment paper, but that does not affect the proceedings—to deliberate in private and to publish written evidence. Once we have dealt with all that, we will go into private session, and members of the public will be asked to leave briefly while we discuss precisely how you wish to approach the lines of questioning. After that, we will go into questioning. I hope that that is all fairly straightforward.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday 21 February) meet—

(a) at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 21 February;

(b) at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 23 February;

(c) at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 28 February;

(d) at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 1 March;

(e) at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 6 March;

(f) at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 8 March;

(g) at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 13 March;

(h) at 9.30 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 15 March.

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 21 February

Until no later than 11.30 am

BAA Ltd; Gatwick Airport Ltd; Manchester Airports Group; Airport Operators Association

Tuesday 21 February

Until no later than 12.30 pm

Aviation Environment Federation; Committee on Climate Change; Sustainable Aviation Council

Tuesday 21 February

Until no later than 4.45 pm

Airlock Aviation Ltd; DHL Express (UK) Ltd

Thursday 23 February

Until no later than 10.25 am

Civil Aviation Authority

Thursday 23 February

Until no later than 1.30 pm

Passenger Focus

Thursday 23 February

Until no later than 2.15 pm

Public and Commercial Services Union; British Airline Pilots Association

Thursday 23 February

Until no later than 2.45 pm

British Air Transport Association

Thursday 23 February

Until no later than 3.15 pm

Association of British Travel Agents

Thursday 23 February

Until no later than 4.00 pm

Department for Transport

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 13; Schedule 1; Clauses 14 to 30; Schedule 2; Clauses 31 to 47; Schedule 3; Clauses 48 and 49; Schedule 4; Clauses 50 to 55; Schedule 5; Clauses 56 to 59; Schedule 6; Clauses 60 to 72; Schedule 7; Clauses 73 to 76; Schedules 8 to 10; Clauses 77 and 78; Schedule 11; Clauses 79 to 82; Schedule 12; Clauses 83 to 90; Schedule 13; Clauses 91 to 99; Schedule 14; Clauses 100 to 112; new Clauses, new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill.

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 March. —(Mrs Villiers.)

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Mrs Villiers.)

Written evidence to be reported to the House

CA 01 Department for Transport, Trade Union Side

CA 02 British Air Transport Association

CA 03 British Airline Pilots Association

CA 04 Civil Aviation Authority

CA 05 Manchester Airports Group

CA 06 Airport Operators Association

CA 07 Gatwick Airport Ltd

CA 08 James K Chan

CA 09 Aviation Environment Federation

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Mrs Villiers.)

The Committee deliberated in private.

On resuming—