Airports Commission will hold public evidence sessions on 9th & 10th July on climate, connectivity and operational models

The Airports Commission will hold public evidence sessions on 9th July 2013 (on climate change and on connectivity)  in Manchester and 10th July 2013 (on operational models of airports) in London. The sessions will be chaired by Sir Howard Davies and attended by the other Commissioners. The sessions are focused on the Commission’s work assessing the nature, scale and timing of the UK’s aviation needs. They will develop the evidence base on the subjects of discussion papers already published by the Commission. They will not discuss any specific potential locations for new aviation capacity. The Commission’s website says it “intends to hold further public evidence sessions on this issue in 2014, should it conclude in its interim report that additional aviation capacity is needed.”  People can attend the sessions, though it is necessary to give prior notification to the Commission by email, and they anticipate organisations, not individuals, attending. The Commission has now published a list of meetings it has had  (up to 9th May) showing the date and who the meeting was with (see below)

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Airports Commission public evidence sessions on 9th and 10th July

19.6.2013   Airports Commission

Announcement and information about the Airports Commission public evidence sessions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-commission-public-evidence-sessions

The Airports Commission will hold public evidence sessions on 9th July 2013 in Manchester and 10th July 2013 in London.

The sessions will be chaired by Sir Howard Davies and he will be joined on the panel by the other Commissioners.

The sessions are focused on the Commission’s work assessing the nature, scale and timing of the UK’s aviation needs. They will develop the evidence base on the subjects of the discussion papers – demand forecasting, connectivity, climate change and airport operational models – published by the Commission earlier this year.

The purpose of these evidence sessions will not be to discuss any specific potential locations for new aviation capacity. The Commission intends to hold further public evidence sessions on this issue in 2014, should it conclude in its interim report that additional aviation capacity is needed.
Evidence Session Timetable

July 9th – Reception Room, Manchester Town Hall, M60 2LA

09.15-11.00: Aviation and Climate Change

11.30-13.15: Aviation Demand and Connectivity

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July 10th – Church House, Dean’s Yard, London SW1P 3NZ

10.00-11.45:  Airport Operational Models 1

12.15-14.00:  Airport Operational Models 2

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Evidence Session Structure

The Airports Commission has invited a small number of witnesses to take part, in parallel, in each session and each session will be structured as follows:

Part 1 Each witness gives a presentation setting out their key arguments and evidence (c. 20 minutes in total)

Part 2 Questions from the Commissioners to witnesses (c. 60 minutes)

Part 3 Statements from stakeholders in the public gallery (c. 25 minutes):

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How to Participate

The Airports Commission invites stakeholders and the media to attend the evidence sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to hear the key issues debated in a public forum and to contribute to the debate.

Each venue is set up to accommodate stakeholders and media in the public gallery but access to each venue requires prior notification to the Airports Commission. Please notify david.elvy@airports.gsi.gov.uk  whether your organisation intends to attend and the name of the person or persons representing you.

The Commission’s communications manager, David Elvy, can provide further details and he can be contacted on 020 7227 5343.

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What Happens Next?

Full transcripts of the evidence sessions will be published on the Airports Commission website.

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The earlier discussion papers:

Discussion Paper 02 aviation connectivity and the economy

This publication discusses the relationship between UK aviation connectivity and the UK economy.

  8th March 2013

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“The Airports Commission welcomes input from all parties with an interest in aviation matters, whether individuals or representatives of organisations.”


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The Commission has now published a list of meetings it has had  (up to 9th May) showing the date and who the meeting was with:

Airports Commission meetings with stakeholders: September 2012 to April 2013

Meeting and visits listing between Airports Commission members and stakeholders since September 2012.

 

 

19/11/2012 Chair of Climate Change Committee – Lord Deben
27/11/2012 Heathrow Airport Limited (visit) – This visit was split due to Commissioner availability – see 07/02/2013.
06/12/2012 Rt. Hon. Lord Adonis
06/12/2012 London Gatwick Airport
07/12/2012 Permanent Secretary for Dept for Transport – Philip Rutnam
07/12/2012 Tim Leunig, London School of Economics
13/12/2012 Second Permanent Secretary HM Treasury – John Kingman
18/12/2012 Birmingham International Airport (visit)
09/01/2013 Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) (visit)
10/01/2013 Secretary of State for Dept for Transport – Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP
15/01/2013 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills – Rt. Hon. Vince Cable
16/01/2013 British Air Transport Association (BATA)
17/01/2013 Leader of the Labour Party – Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband MP & Maria Eagle MP
21/01/2013 Rt. Hon. Oliver Letwin MP
28/01/2013 National Air Traffic Services (NATS) (visit)
07/02/2013 Heathrow Airport Limited (visit) – This visit was split due to Commissioner availability – see 27/11/2012
11/02/2013 Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP
12/02/2013 HACAN & AEF
12/02/2013 London Gatwick Airport (visit)
14/02/2013 Transport for London
21-22/02/2013 International Transport Forum (Roundtable)
25/02/2013 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport & Chicago Dept of Aviation – facilitated by London First
13/03/2013 House of Commons Parliamentary Briefing
18/03/2013 Permanent Secretary for Dept for Transport – Philip Rutnam
25/03/2013 Briefing for Local Authority Leaders – LGA
28/03/2013 British Chamber of Commerce
08/04/2013 Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP
17/04/2013 Manchester Airport Group (MAG)
17/04/2013 Environment NGOs: AEF; WWF; RSPB; CPRE; FOE; and Greenpeace
22/04/2013 Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP
23/04/2013 Rolls Royce (visit)
25/04/2013 Dept for Transport – Norman Baker MP
29/04/2013 International Airlines Group (IAG)
07/05/2013 Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Aviation – Brian Donohoe MP
07/05/2013 Mayor of London – Boris Johnson
08/05/2013 Rt. Hon. Danny Alexander MP
09/05/2013 Northern Ireland (visit) – Meeting with Minister for Regional Development and the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment of Northern Ireland. Additionally a Stakeholder meeting with representatives from CBI, Easyjet, Belfast City and Belfast International airports and Derry airport.