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Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Adam Afriyie: ...decision—for the national economic interest as well as for my constituents, hundreds of whose homes will be bulldozed, and for the millions of people affected by the very loud noise from Heathrow airport. Notwithstanding that—we could rehearse the arguments for ever—if during the consultation period the facts, the economics and the timescale on which the decision has been...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Airports Commission: Final Report (26 Nov 2015)

Adam Afriyie: ..., although I shall try not to use the five minutes, to give the Front-Bench speakers time to respond. I would like to make some remarks about competition and markets, and this weird belief that Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited, a private limited company owned 100% by overseas shareholders, is still part of our national state-owned infrastructure. It might perform part of that function,...

Delegated Legislation: New Clause 1 — TfL assets for development (disclosure) (16 Mar 2015)

Adam Afriyie: As the hon. Gentleman knows, I have a great deal of respect for him and for the work that we do together in opposing a third runway at Heathrow. However, it seems to me, especially given his opening remarks, that the best thing that he can do is ensure that the question is put as soon as possible, rather than elongating matters, so that Parliament can make its judgment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Counter-Terrorism: Conflict Zones (2 Mar 2015)

Adam Afriyie: With Heathrow airport in my own patch, exit checks are very important to me. The whole House, including the shadow Home Secretary, has welcomed the improvements made to TPIMs and to other Prevent measures. On relocation, exit checks and the data and communications changes that we need, the Conservative elements of the Government have been pushing hard to put these in place sooner rather than...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Adam Afriyie: We are debating aviation strategy today, but a lot of the comments I have heard—particularly about the sticking-plaster solutions for Heathrow and all sorts of other, complicated, detailed, short-term fixes—do not deal with the strategy we need for the nation. We used to be a great, island, global trading nation in the 1700 and 1800s, and we had a fantastic period even in the...

Backbench Business — Interest Rate Swap Derivatives: Aviation Strategy (24 Oct 2013)

Adam Afriyie: My conclusion differs slightly from that of my hon. Friend. I am the Member of Parliament for Windsor, where we are very much affected by our noisy but welcome neighbour at Heathrow, and there is certainly a scenario in which Heathrow could continue to operate as a hub airport if the estuary airport were to take over. This scaremongering about hundreds of thousands of jobs disappearing is not...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Adam Afriyie: ...and eloquent, and although they are extremely good at writing letters on all sorts of subjects, I was taken aback by the level of communication on this issue. Although we love our noisy neighbour, Heathrow, do not wish to see it close and hope that its status will be maintained, the air passenger duty lies right at the heart of the airport’s future. We will need further capacity in...

Sustainable Communities (11 Mar 2010)

Adam Afriyie: ...properties, and potential victims will be limited to individual households or vehicles. Windsor is much more vulnerable, in many ways. It is vulnerable to air traffic incidents. We are under the Heathrow flight path, and with the burgeoning number of flights from that airport-under the Government, it has risen to 480,000 a year-there is a danger of an air incident. The boundaries of my...

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Adam Afriyie: ...and changing evidence, I think that even one or two Liberal Democrats have taken a slightly different view—and certainly many Labour Members have changed their views. Nobody is arguing for Heathrow to close or for it to be threatened.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Adam Afriyie: ...are changing, because that is the right thing to do. What would we be doing here otherwise? Surely people must be reasonable and accept the evidence as it is and as it appears. There is capacity at Heathrow for expansion; the Government's own figures show that up to 85 million passengers could be accommodated just with larger aircraft and by using the airport in a slightly different way....

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Adam Afriyie: ...makes a hub viable? Is it 100 destinations or 200? Nobody knows and no modelling is readily available, but that is the fundamental basis of the Government's argument. Where is the economic evidence that a third runway at Heathrow would lead to greater prosperity? An increase in air travel and transportation will lead to greater prosperity, but why must that be at Heathrow specifically? I...

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Adam Afriyie: I admire the hon. Gentleman's passion and his belief that we could fall behind in the world if we do not expand Heathrow. However, it is just a belief, an assertion without evidence. This is such an important decision that the Government should produce clear evidence, and not rely on such assertions.

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Adam Afriyie: I shall keep my comments as sharp and as brief as I can and address four issues: the economic concerns that I have; the concern about the concept of a hub being undermined if Heathrow is not expanded; the quality of life for people around Heathrow and in my constituency; and, why the other options have not been considered in full. We live in exceptional times. We have recognised the...

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Adam Afriyie: ...response to the report, but it undermines many of the main assertions and assumptions in it. I also want to challenge the idea that if we do not significantly increase the number of flights in and out of Heathrow, the concept of Heathrow being a hub will be undermined. I would put it this way: it is the five airports in the south-east and around the London area that constitute a hub. A few...

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Adam Afriyie: ...ruined. To be slightly contrary on the issue, I should say that if people purchased houses under an existing flight path, they knew what they were buying into. The great injustice of expansion at Heathrow, however, is against the hundreds of thousands—potentially millions—of people who did not purchase houses under flight paths but who will live under them. That gross injustice...

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Adam Afriyie: I disagree with the hon. Gentleman's assertion that Heathrow would somehow fall apart if it did not expand. Where is the evidence for that assertion, as one cannot make policy or support a position unless there is clear evidence that without further expansion Heathrow will disappear? That is an assertion, not an evidence-based statement.

Bill Presented: Heathrow (11 Nov 2008)

Adam Afriyie: ...prices. The Oxford Economic Forecasting report was also flawed in not taking into account the extra money that British tourists flying abroad spend beyond what is spent by tourists flying into Heathrow. Having studied economics, I think it absolutely bizarre that the report did not take into account the enormous sum—£15 billion to £18 billion—that leaves the UK in...

Orders of the Day: Clause 2 — Regulation by Secretary of State of noise and vibration from aircraft (8 May 2006)

Adam Afriyie: Let me ask the Under-Secretary a fairly straightforward question. Does the Bill allow increased night flights from Heathrow from 2012?

Orders of the Day: Clause 2 — Regulation by Secretary of State of noise and vibration from aircraft (8 May 2006)

Adam Afriyie: ...of State to limit the number of flights at designated airports. A straightforward limit on the number of flights is easily understood by everyone; for example, 16 flights are currently allowed at Heathrow during the night period and, despite the disturbance, affected residents know what that limit means. If the noise associated with a particular flight is louder than 90 dB on the ground,...

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill: New Clause 4 — Commercial Flights Officer (10 Oct 2005)

Adam Afriyie: ...The reason why the Conservatives are encouraging the creation of this new officer's post is that we think that people fear an increasing threat and problem with increasing air traffic, certainly at Heathrow and throughout the country. That is why we propose monitoring the number of flights. From my perspective in the Windsor constituency, I have been lobbied on many occasions, and quite...


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