Legal challenge to Heathrow third runway

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-01-28
Session date: 
January 28, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0059
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you give an unequivocal commitment to mount a legal challenge to the Government's decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport ?

Answer

Answer for Legal challenge to Heathrow third runway

Answer for Legal challenge to Heathrow third runway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have made a firm commitment to back the 2m group in their exploration of the basis on which a successful legal challenge could be mounted against this mad decision by the government to proceed with a third runway at Heathrow. My officials recently accompanied them to a meeting with counsel and I am pleased to have contributed £15k to their funds. We are now awaiting advice from our QC on how to proceed.