§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will provide financial assistance for the establishment of a north-south air service in Wales, as part of Wales's regional, economic and social development, in line with such requirements as are outlined in Command Paper No. 6400, "Future Civil Aviation Policy".142W
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
No. The relevant part of the guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority draws attention to the contribution that air services may make to development, and it would be for the authority to take this into account in considering an application from an airline for a licence to operate a service within Wales.