Results 7581–7600 of 7613 for speaker:Justine Greening

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: Surely it is all the more imperative to accept the amendments given that the Government are not setting targets to control noise. It is perhaps the only remaining mechanism to put in place more formal arrangements for bearing down on noise.

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: Surely it is a question of mixing tactical and strategic issues in relation to an airport. It is all about tactically, year on year, seeing noise reduced rather than about the strategic question of an airport that expands and invests capital.

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 2 - Regulation by Secretary of State of noise and vibration from aircraft (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: I beg to move amendment No. 14, in clause 2, page 2, line 41, leave out subsection (2).

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 2 - Regulation by Secretary of State of noise and vibration from aircraft (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: The amendment removes that part of clause 2 that would enable the Secretary of State to change the current regime, which is set out in section 78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982. The current regime restricts night flights at the designated airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, and the amendment would guarantee that the existing movements limit is retained as a control mechanism, whereas...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 2 - Regulation by Secretary of State of noise and vibration from aircraft (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. At present, there are two mechanisms for controlling noise: one is to restrict the movements limit, which the Bill proposes to remove; the second is to restrict the total amount of estimated noise that people have to bear on the ground. That regime of mixed measurement works well, because it not only combats the concept of excessive noise, but addresses...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: We must consider the low rumble of an aircraft versus the concept of maximum noise being extremely disturbing to people. That is at the heart of our debate and it is why I am not in favour of removing the movements limit. It is very important that we define what we believe to be excessive noise. A Bill that proposes to rely purely on the quota system for managing noise is dangerous. When we...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: I absolutely agree and I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. It is incumbent on the Government to ensure that any system that we use to measure noise is robust, and that when we discover that it is not, we are seen to be acting to address the anomalies. It might be possible to use the quota count system, but not if its estimated noises are so divergent from actual noises as measured on...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: May I add that it is particularly incumbent on the Government to consider night-time noise? Certainly many of my constituents are pragmatic about the fact that they live reasonably close to Heathrow and use it. They recognise that it is a vital part of our economy, but I draw to the Minister's attention in particular the fact that night-time noise is most disruptive to their lives, especially...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: The debate is moving in an important direction from my perspective, and we can start to see how local, national and European regulations could fit together. It is incumbent on our national Government to start talking about what they believe is excessive noise. That would give residents in Putney and other places close to airports, but outside what would normally be regarded as an airport's...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: My hon. Friend starts to get to the heart of the problem, which is the absence in the Bill of provisions to compel airports—or indeed the Secretary of State or any other body—to measure   actual facts and data, rather than using estimates on which a control framework is based. That is perhaps the main issue for my constituents in Putney, in terms of noise created by aircraft landing at...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: I thank the Minister for allowing me to intervene. In terms of the grounds that the Secretary of State might consider—

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 1 - Aerodrome charges: noise and emissions (5 Jul 2005)

Justine Greening: Thank you, Sir Nicholas. With regard to the grounds that may be reviewed by the Secretary of State and Ministers to reverse a proposal of a local airport, what criteria would be reviewed?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Charlotte Wilson (30 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether the killing in Burundi in December 2000 during which Charlotte Wilson, a British national, was killed, constitutes a war crime prosecutable via the International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Charlotte Wilson (30 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps through (a) the UN, (b) the EU and (c) diplomatic channels to ensure the December 2000 killings in which British national Charlotte Wilson was killed is fully pursued and its perpetrators are brought to justice and are not given any amnesty; and if he will make a statement.

Orders of the Day — Identity Cards Bill (28 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: On the penetration of security, we currently have 80 million national insurance numbers in this country, but only 60 million people.

Telecommunications Masts (28 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: My experience in Putney, working with the Southfields Triangle Residents Association and residents associations in West Hill and the rest of Southfields, is very similar. Last summer Orange submitted eight planning applications for mobile phone masts within a one-mile radius, and it seemed to me that it hoped that ultimately one of them would be accepted on trivial grounds, and so long as one...

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill (27 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: How do you know that for sure when you are not measuring noise in places like Putney?

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill (27 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for giving me the chance to speak in this debate on the Civil Aviation Bill. For many of my constituents, particularly those who live in Thamesfield, East Putney and Roehampton, the issue of aircraft noise at night is of great, and growing, concern. I want to make it clear from the outset, however, that, like the hon. Member for Feltham and Heston (Alan Keen),...

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill (27 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: Does the hon. Gentleman therefore think that any amount of future expansion of air travel and the aviation business in this country is justified so long as the economic case stacks up, irrespective of the environmental damage that might be caused to nearby residents on the ground?

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill (27 Jun 2005)

Justine Greening: Twice as many flights land at Heathrow compared with 20 years ago. Does that not suggest that total noise is increasing rather than decreasing, purely because more planes want to land there—something which is planned to increase further?


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