Civil Aviation Bill — Night flights — removal of quota — 8 Mar 2006 at 17:15

Those voting 'Content' agreed to remove Clause 2(2) from the Civil Aviation Bill which would have deliberately weakened the power of the Secretary of State to impose limits on the number of takeoffs and landings at an airport. It would have done so by deleting Section 78(3)(c) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982, and replaced it with:

[The Secretary of State may] impose other restrictions for limiting cumulative amounts of noise and vibration caused by aircraft of descriptions so specified taking off or landing at the aerodrome...

This is similar in effect to the 'Night Flights' amendment that was rejected by the Commons on 10 October 2005.

Essentially, the Lords voted to preserve the status quo, whereby nightflights are limited by a simple cap on numbers rather than a complex system of 'noise quotas'. Campaigners fear that this is deliberately weak and would mean more night flights, causing more disturbance, even if each one is marginally quieter.

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

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con97 (+2 tell) 047.1%
Crossbench15 913.2%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab0 115 (+2 tell)55.2%
LDem49 066.2%
Total:163 12442.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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Viscount Bledisloe Crossbenchno
Lord Boston of FavershamCrossbenchno
Lord Bridges Crossbenchno
Lord Cobbold Crossbenchno
Viscount Colville of CulrossCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
Lord Hylton Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Slynn of HadleyCrossbenchno

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