Amendments proposed to the Civil Aviation Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Alan Duncan
Mr Greg Knight
Mr John Hayes
Mr Julian Brazier
Mr Peter Atkinson


Page     7,     line     21     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'which' to end of line 22 and insert 'directly benefit those who live in the area which the aerodrome is situated.

    '(6A)   An aerodrome operator making a payment under subsection (6) shall—

      (a) seek the advice and consent of the airport's consultative committee before any such spending takes place, and

      (b) produce and publish accounts listing where, when and how that money has been spent.

    (6B)   Before establishing a Penalty Scheme under subsection (1), and at annual intervals thereafter, the relevant manager shall—

      (a) take account of the impact of breaches and the measures taken by operators to comply with the requirements, and

      (b) consult any person or body appearing to him to be representative of operators of aircraft using the aerodrome in question.'.


John McDonnell
Mr John Randall


Page     9,     line     34     [Clause     7],     at end insert 'and of persons living in the vicinity of aerodromes in respect of any aerodrome-related operations which may have an effect on their health'.


Tom Brake


Page     11,     line     46     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '(3)   For the purposes of this Act, every air passenger departing from an aerodrome in the United Kingdom shall be deemed an air travel organiser.

    (4)   The only contribution to the Air Travel Trust that air passengers shall be required to make is set out in Section 71C below.'.


Tom Brake


Page     11,     line     46     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '71C   Contributions by air passengers to the Air Travel Trust

    (1)   There shall be a levy to be known as the Air Passenger Levy which shall be charged in accordance with this section on the carriage on a chargeable aircraft of any chargeable passenger.

    (2)   Every passenger on an aircraft is a chargeable passenger for the purposes of this section if his flight begins at an aerodrome in the United Kingdom.

    (3)   The air passenger levy shall be charged on the carriage of each chargeable passenger.

    (4)   The Secretary of State shall set the rate of the charge for each chargeable passenger by regulation.

    (5)   The Secretary of State may by regulation make provision for and in connection with requiring operators of aircraft to pay the air passenger levy to the Air Travel Trust.'.


Mr Brian H. DonohoeMrs Gwyneth Dunwoody
Mr David S. Borrow


Page     11,     line     46     [Clause     9],     at end add—

    '71C   Scope of those required to contribute to the Air Travel Trust

    (1)   The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for, and in connection with, defining the scope of those air carriers and tour operators required to make contributions to the Air Travel Trust not limited to applicants for licences by virtue of section 71 above.

    (2)   Regulations made under subsection (1) above may vary the terms of the Air Travel Trust so as to include protection for payments made by all air travellers, not merely those travelling with holders of Air Travel Organisers Licences.'.


John McDonnell
Mr John Randall


Page     12,     line     23     [Clause     13],     after 'Act' insert '(except for section [Sound-proofing of buildings affected by aerodrome use])'.


Alan Keen
John McDonnell
Mr John Randall


Page     12,     line     25     [Clause     13],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   No order shall be made under subsection (2) in relation to subsections (2) to (4) of section 2 of this Act until 1st January 2012, and unless the Secretary of State has—

      (a) carried out a full public consultation exercise on the effect of the commencement of those subsections, and

      (b) conducted, published and implemented the recommendations of a comprehensive review of existing statutory and non-statutory schemes and other measures which relate to the mitigation of the effect of noise and vibration from aircraft.

    (3B)   Any review carried out under paragraph (3A)(b) shall take into account the effect of aircraft noise and vibration, in particular, on hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and other sensitive receptors.

    (3C)   When implementing the recommendations of the review carried out under paragraph (3A)(b), the Secretary of State shall ensure that any existing standards recommended by the World Health Organisation relating to the mitigation of the effects of aircraft noise and vibration are given effect.'.

ORDER OF THE HOUSE [27th June 2005]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Civil Aviation Bill:


    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 7th July 2005.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.

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