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All 6 results for boris speaker:Graham Stringer

[Jim Dobbin in the Chair] — Aviation (4 Jul 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...serious about trying to find a solution to the country’s aviation policies, and that is worth discussing. Judging by the expressions of everyone taking part in the debate, there is agreement that Boris island is a complete non-starter. It is a decoy duck, Potemkin village, a red herring, or, as the previous Labour Secretary of State said, bonkers; it will not happen. But it is part of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airport Capacity (South-East) (28 Jun 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...been studied in great detail for the last 50 years, and there is no further information to be found. Is not the reason we are not getting a third runway the deal done between the Prime Minister and Boris Johnson to try to secure votes in west London, as a result of which the entire economy of the United Kingdom is suffering? I believe the Prime Minister wants to do a U-turn on this, and...

Suicide (Prevention): New Clause 4 — Accounts and audits (25 Apr 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...Lib Dem tail, as the Lib Dems have for historical—and, I think, mistaken—reasons always opposed increasing airport capacity in south-east England. The Government tail is also being wagged by Boris Johnson, current Mayor of London, who believes he can only win the mayoral election by opposing the expansion of airports within the London system, and by proposing instead an absurd island...

Suicide (Prevention): New Clause 4 — Accounts and audits (25 Apr 2012)

Graham Stringer: ...history of the development of the Conservative party’s policy. To be fair to the Lib Dems, they have always opposed the third runway at Heathrow. The Conservative party was in favour of it until Boris Johnson thought he had a chance of winning the previous mayoral election—that changed its national policy. The Labour party was in favour of a third runway. When the Conservatives became...

Public Bill Committee: Civil Aviation Bill: Clause 6 - Market power test (28 Feb 2012)

Graham Stringer: that the market can determine what is the best aeroplane to land at Heathrow in terms of who is willing to pay. If that were done, the unjustified criticism levelled by Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson that there is no need for a third runway at Heathrow would disappear. They say that there are still charter flights going out of Heathrow to Tenerife, or wherever, which is because a...

Aviation Industry — [Mr Roger Gale in the Chair] (15 Nov 2011)

Graham Stringer: ...are not, therefore, good environmental reasons for such a view. Regional airports are not an alternative, for the reasons that I have given. The former Labour Secretary of State, Lord Adonis, said Boris island was bonkers, and within five minutes of looking at it, we can see that it will never happen—for environmental and planning reasons, and because of the sheer cost and financing...

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