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Business without Debate

Volume 542: debated on Wednesday 21 March 2012

European Union Documents

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),

Civil Aviation: Airports

That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 18007/11, relating to a Commission Communication on airport policy in the European Union: addressing capacity and quality to promote growth, connectivity and sustainable mobility, No. 18008/11 and Addenda 1 to 3, relating to a Draft Council Regulation on groundhandling services at Union airports and repealing Council Directive 96/67/EC, No. 18009/11 and Addenda 1 to 4, relating to a Draft Regulation on common rules for the allocation of slots at European Union airports (recast), and No. 18010/11 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a Draft Regulation on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Union airports within a balanced approach and repealing Directive 2002/30/EC; supports the Government’s aim of ensuring any resulting measures are appropriate, encourage competition and help to deliver a level playing field across the EU; and further supports the Government’s view that any such measures should be evidence-based, proportionate and should reduce, or at least minimise, the regulatory, administrative and cost burden for industry.—(Bill Wiggin.)

Question agreed to.

Sittings of the House


That at the sitting on Tuesday 27 March, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until he has notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Bill Wiggin.)

Delegated Legislation


That the Motion in the name of Secretary Vince Cable relating to Financial Assistance to Industry shall be treated as if it related to an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Delegated Legislation Committees) in respect of which notice has been given that the instrument be approved.—(Bill Wiggin.)