Peter Lilley urges people to attend Luton Airport Expansion meeting

- Tuesday, 10th June 2003

 

Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, urges local people to come to the meeting in Rothamsted at 7.30pm this Friday, 13th June to discuss government plans to expand Luton Airport to the size of Gatwick, and to express their objections to the plans before the consultation period ends at the end of this month.

Peter Lilley said: "I do hope local people will come to Rothamsted this Friday. It is also vitally important that they write to the Department for Transport stating their objections to these proposals before the 30th June.

"I am also writing to the Chancellor urging the government to make it a priority to renegotiate the international agreement which at present stops governments taxing aviation fuel. If air travel bore its fair share of the tax burden that might curb excessive growth in air travel rendering an extra runway at Luton completely unnecessary."

 

 

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