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All 7 results for boris speaker:Roger Gale

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Roger Gale: ...it is a risk, but a risk we have to take when we consider all the alternatives. If we look at all the alternatives—I tried to goad my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) into offering one this evening and got nothing—such as the hard Brexit and if we have to rule out, as I do, a return to no Brexit, we are left with the withdrawal agreement. I...

Airports National Policy Statement — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (7 Jun 2018)

Roger Gale: ...Thames estuary and I represent a constituency on the other side. You and I are both fully aware of the discussions in the mists of time relating to Maplin Sands, and more recently those relating to Boris island. I think it is fair to say that we could probably agree, although I would not wish to drag you into the argument, that neither of those proposals was worth the back-end of the...

Manston Airport (28 Apr 2014)

Roger Gale: ..., that means that, from central London to a backside on a plane taking off, Manston will actually be closer than Heathrow. I am not suggesting that Manston can or should be an alternative to a Boris island, an additional runway at Heathrow or any other suggestion that Sir Howard puts forward that may meet our needs in 15 or 20 years’ time. I am, however, suggesting that, alongside Luton...

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

Roger Gale: ...is a commission, and Sir Howard Davies will do his job and report by 2015. Then there will be a debate and more discussion, and there will not be another strip of tarmac or another building, or a Boris island, for 20 years. That is how long it will take. We are losing business today—not tomorrow, in a year’s time or in five years’ time, but today. As we speak, business is...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Roger Gale: ...off Heathrow. That would create the breathing space we need while the Government work out whether to have a third runway at Heathrow, a second runway at Gatwick, a second runway at Stansted or Boris island—that is not the purpose of this debate. If we are to develop Manston and use its capacity, we must give it a chance to breathe commercially, and air passenger duty is damaging that...

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

Roger Gale: ...reason to suppose that Manston airport could take significant amounts of traffic currently using Gatwick, and that in turn would release capacity. It can be done. Incidentally, I am not a fan of "Boris island". I do not think that it would work. The Mayor of London—or perhaps it is his advisers—appears to have overlooked the fact that he wants to site it directly on top of a brand-new...

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

Roger Gale: ...Dr. Ladyman), who will defend a 600 majority—is trying to promote Manston. Does the Secretary of State agree with his predecessor or does he accept that Manston, which is 50 miles from so-called Boris island—has a role to play?


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