§ Sir D. Walker-Smith
Mr. Speaker, I beg to present a Petition from the Urban District Council of Bishop's Stortford in the County of Hertford.
The Petition recites the intention of the Government to site the third London airport at Stansted and to confer planning permission therefor by special development order.
It further recites the many and grave problems that will flow therefrom in the context of regional planning and the public interest generally.
It concludes:Your Petitioner prays that Her Majesty's Government may be called upon to examine its national policy for airports and to cause a further public inquiry to be held into the suitability of Stansted and other alternative sites for the Third London Airport and to refrain from making any Special Development Order for the development of the airport at Stansted until a final decision can be taken in the light of the findings of such inquiry.And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.