Airports Commission (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Roger Evans AM:  I recently met constituents from Wanstead who wanted me to pass on their thanks for your decision to block the expansion of London City Airport.  Can you please provide them some reassurance that you will continue to oppose this scheme?  It would be very damaging for the environment.

Supplementary To: 

Answer

Answer for Airports Commission (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Airports Commission (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson MP (Mayor of London):  I shall.  I know the pressures.  I have been extensively lobbied by London City business people who think it would be a great thing to have more flights out of London City, but you cannot be inconsistent.  You cannot say that people deserve protection from aircraft noise pollution in west London and south London, places that are affected by Heathrow, and then say that east London should have a big increase in aircraft noise.  I do not think that is fair.