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)
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.
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
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
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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
What Happens Next?
Full transcripts of the evidence sessions will be published on the Airports Commission website.
The earlier discussion papers:
This publication discusses the relationship between UK aviation connectivity and the UK economy.
8th March 2013
Exploring the science and policy around aviation and climate change and inviting stakeholder responses to develop the evidence base.
5 April 2013
This publication explores the different airport operating models, trends in global aviation and the potential implications for airport capacity in the UK.
“The Airports Commission welcomes input from all parties with an interest in aviation matters, whether individuals or representatives of organisations.”
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:
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.|