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Business without Debate

Volume 574: debated on Monday 27 January 2014

European Union Documents

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


That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15051/13 and Addendum, a Draft Directive amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in view of the implementation by 2020 of an international agreement applying a single global market-based measure to international aviation emissions; welcomes the acknowledgement by the European Commission that the scope of the Aviation EU Emissions Trading System should be adjusted in light of progress made towards agreement on a global market-based measure for aviation emissions at the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, in October 2013; and calls on the Government to seek revision of the System in a manner which will achieve a high level of compliance and reduce the risk of legal, political and commercial retaliatory actions from third countries, with a view to facilitating an agreement at the next ICAO General Assembly in 2016 on a global market-based measure for aviation emissions.—(Gregory Barker.)

Question agreed to.