PQT in Hillingdon

MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that there is strong cross-party opposition to the Heathrow expansion, which includes Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Assembly Members and local Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs, why was it that all three panel members speaking against the expansion of Heathrow at the PQT in Hillingdon were members of the Conservative Party? In the interests of transparency will you tell me the names of all the people you invited formally to attend and to speak at the event, and how each would have contributed to producing a balanced debate?


Answer for PQT in Hillingdon

Answer for PQT in Hillingdon

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The following were approached to participate:

Jim Fitzpatrick MP - Aviation Minister Baroness Jo Valentine and John Dickie- London First Prime Minister, Gordon Brown Lord Clive Soley, Campaign Director, Future Heathrow and former Labour PM Cllr Ray Puddifoot , Leader, Hillingdon Council Frank Wingate, Chief Executive, West London Business Zac Goldsmith, Director, The Ecologist Richard Barnes, Assembly Member, Ealing & Hillingdon

We asked Ray Puddifoot to suggest any Hillingdon Councillor in support of expansion to speak but none did.