Civil Aviation Bill — Clause 2 — Regulation by Secretary of State of Noise and Vibration from Aircraft — 10 Oct 2005 at 20:45

Clause 2 of the Civil Aviation Bill begins:

(1) Section 78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c. 16) (regulation by Secretary of State of noise and vibration from aircraft) is amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (3) [of the 1982 Act] for "limit the number of occasions on which they may take off or land," substitute "impose limits or other restrictions relating to aircraft taking off or landing,".

Those voting Aye wanted to do away with this subsection 2, and thus leave the original words of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 in place.

The Civil Aviation Act 1982, being published before 1988, is online only to those who pay for it, so we can't refer to it, although we believe that Parliament has the text available to MPs by computer. Why not write to your MP and get them to explain why the public cannot have free access to it as well.

The result of this subsection (which was left in place by those who voted No) is to change the law so that the Secretary of State can set aviation limits according to the total amount of noise, rather than by number of flights. This would be implemented by the so-called Quota Count scheme.

In simple terms, the industry will be able to fly more planes if they are quieter to make up for their noise quota, rather than having to petition the Secretary of State every time they want to change the number of aircraft flights.

Since the Quota Count appears to be little more than a sum of the inverse logarithm of the decibels, it means that for every 3 decibel reduction in noise, they could fly twice as many planes. You do the maths.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 158 (+2 tell)081.6%
DUP0 4044.4%
Lab279 (+2 tell) 3080.2%
LDem0 42067.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:279 213078.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)aye

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