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Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: It is an honour and a pleasure to speak from the Back Benches for the first time not quite in a lifetime but in very many years. It is a particular pleasure to speak in a debate on a Bill that I helped to shape, as the Minister generously acknowledged. I am grateful both for his words and for the words of the shadow Secretary of State. It has been a pleasure to work on this subject, and...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: Now I see the past coming back to haunt me.

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: My right hon. Friend and I enjoyed many happy moments—it seemed much longer than that—on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill Committee recently. His contribution to that Committee, may I say with absolute seriousness, was very important. It helped to shape and hone the legislation in a way that, had he not been there would not have happened. I could say the same about...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: This is going to be a relatively short speech, but I am happy to give way to my hon. Friend.

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: To avoid delaying the House unduly, I refer my hon. Friend to Room, The Space Journal, which contains an article that I was reading just this weekend on exactly that point. It is headed “Space debris break point” and sets out precisely the kind of risks and problems he highlights. It is unsurprising he does so, given his interest in this subject and the expertise he has gained in...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: Yes, it is true—I think the shadow Minister made this point, and perhaps the Minister did, too—that there is a particular allure to this kind of technology. It is exciting. We are reminded of that first space race when, as I said, Kennedy spoke of the new frontier. There is something wonderful and marvellous about looking to the heavens as men and women have looked to the heavens...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Night Flying (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: Following consultation, in October 2017, the Government implemented a new five-year night flight regime at Heathrow, which will end in October 2022. This regime limits the number of scheduled movements to an average of sixteen per night for a six and a half hour night period. The revised draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) sets out the Government’s expectation for a six and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Noise (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: The revised draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) makes clear that any noise envelope at an expanded Heathrow should be tailored to local priorities and include clear noise performance targets. If the revised draft Airports NPS is designated, the design of any noise envelope would be defined in consultation with local communities and relevant stakeholders.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Noise (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: Following its recent Airspace Policy consultation, the Department implemented changes to its policy on compensation for communities affected by noise as a result of airspace change. The Government will undertake additional consideration of this issue through the new aviation strategy it is currently developing.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Noise (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: There have been no discussions between the Department for Transport and Heathrow Airport on potential changes to Heathrow’s Quieter Homes scheme. Whilst the Government sets the guidelines on when it expect airport operators to provide compensation to local communities, decision on how to apply the guidance are for the airport itself.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: The Government believes that the Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme can be delivered without impacting on the UK’s compliance with air quality limit values, given the measures set out in the Government’s air quality plan, and with a suitable package of mitigation measures taken forward by the promoter. Should the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement be designated, then...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: The Government believes that the Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme can be delivered without impacting on the UK’s compliance with air quality limit values, given the measures set out in the Government’s air quality plan, and with a suitable package of mitigation measures taken forward by the promoter. Should the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement be designated, then...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: Should the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement be designated, then it would be for the promoter to undertake a detailed assessment of the air quality impacts of the scheme and put forward to the Planning Inspectorate an appropriate package of mitigations that address air quality impacts and demonstrate compliance with air quality obligations. The precise package of mitigation...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Carbon Emissions (8 Jan 2018)

John Hayes: The Government remains open to considering all feasible measures to ensure that the aviation sector contributes fairly to UK emissions reductions, and is committed to meeting its emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change Act. There are a range of measures available to reduce carbon emissions from aviation, including biofuels, airspace reform and improvements in technology. As...


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