Davies Commission Judicial Review

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that Gatwick Airport has threatened legal action in the circumstance that the Davies Commission allow expansion at Heathrow on the basis of EU air pollution law, will the Mayor also be committing to launching a judicial review in such circumstances?


Answer for Davies Commission Judicial Review

Answer for Davies Commission Judicial Review

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Notwithstanding the serious shortcomings in the Airports Commission process - including the, the inconsistency of its approach, the incompleteness of its data and the paucity of its consultation efforts - I await its recommendations, and their basis, with interest. I have no intention of committing to any particular course of action in advance of receiving the report.

In any case, it will ultimately fall to Government to evaluate all the evidence presented - including, but not limited to, the Airports Commission's final report - and determine a way forward that meets the UK's economic need without sacrificing the health and quality of life of Londoners.