James Duddridge MP: Refusal to oppose airport extension

JAMES DUDDRIDGE MP

HOUSE OF COMMONS
LONDON SW1A 0AA

Our ref: RSE8241

19th November 2008

Dear Mr Walker

Thank you for meeting with me on 7th November to discuss the Climate Change Bill where you requested I sign EDM 2226 and asked for my involvement in the Stop Airport Expansion Now campaign.

Whilst supportive of EDM 2226- Renewable Energy Tariff Amendment to the Energy Bill, I am not prepared to sign this particular EDM. In this case I would prefer to express my support in my own terms rather than by signing up to someone else’s. Unless the case is a very clear cut one and the EDM has been written to a high standard I generally am not prepared to sign them. I do not believe that this is the case with this particular EDM and so do not wish to sign it.

Additionally we briefly discussed the Stop Airport Expansion Now campaig. As previously discussed at other meetings I am broadly in favour of airport expansion for reasons we have previously discussed. Therefore I will not be adding my name to the campaign. However, I assure you that I shall listen to all sides of the debate given to me by constituents on this issue, and will take your views into account in the same way.

Once again thay you for meeting with me to discuss these issues.

Yours sincerely

James Duddridge MP


Note that Conservatives, including Mr Duddridge, oppose the expansion of Heathrow Airport:


JAMES DUDDRIDGE MP

HOUSE OF COMMONS
LONDON SW1A 0AA

Our ref: RSE8241

27th November 2008

Dear Mr Walker

Thank you for your email regarding EDM 2344 ‘Government Policy on Heathrow Third Runway Expansion’. Unfortunately as the Parliamentary session has ended I am unable to sign any further EDM’s. Please feel free to contact me about similar EDM’s in the next Parliamentary session if you wish.

Yours sincerely

James Duddridge MP

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