Heathrow — Expansion is consistent with sustainable aviation strategy — 2 Apr 2008 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted for the motion before Parliament which read:
- This House recognises
- that the Government's policy on airport expansion is consistent with its long term, balanced and sustainable aviation strategy as set out in the 2003 White Paper The Future of Air Transport,
- that its support for emissions trading represents the most effective way of tackling climate change concerns,
- that the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation is a robust document that is the product of a lengthy period of comprehensive analysis,
- that the consultation process followed best practice as set out by the Cabinet Office, that the economic case for the expansion of Heathrow Airport, as set out in the consultation, accurately reflects the Government's current understanding of all the relevant costs and benefits, and
- that Ministers should base their forthcoming decisions on the future of Heathrow on all the evidence available, including the responses to the consultation.
This had replaced a previous motion that had been voted out.
-  The Future of Air Transport - White Paper and the Civil Aviation Bill, Department for Transport, 16 December 2003
-  Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport - Public consultation, Department of Transport, 27 February 2008
-  Ruth Kelly MP, House of Commons, 2 April 2008.
-  Heathrow - Condemnation of third runway - rejected, House of Commons, 2 April 2008.
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||254 (+2 tell)||2||0||73.3%|
|LDem||0||52 (+2 tell)||0||85.7%|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||aye|
|David Wilshire||Spelthorne||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|