Heathrow Night Flights (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you not find it odd, Mr Mayor, that leading members of the Government who devised the terms of reference for the Davies Commission - Nick Clegg [Deputy Prime Minister], Vince Cable [Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills] and Ed Davey [Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change] - failed to have removed from the options, which the Davies Commission set up, the possible expansion of Heathrow?  Do you not find that odd?

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Answer for Heathrow Night Flights (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Heathrow Night Flights (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do.  Are you saying that the Liberal Democrats speak with fork tongues, Tony?  Are you saying that it is your experience with Liberal Democrat politicians that they say one thing whilst they have no power and do another once they get it?

 

Tony Arbour AM:  I do not want to diss the Liberal Democrats, as they stand on the edge of electoral extinction, but it is an extraordinary thing that these three leading members of the Government spend a great deal of time opposing Heathrow expansion when it was in their gift to rule Heathrow expansion completely out.  Would it surprise you to know that there are many of us who have to suffer under the yoke of these ?

 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  It is very sinister.  I agree with you, Tony.  The more I think about this I think you are right.  If Clegg really cared about this, why did he not rule it out?