§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Trade, pursuant to the reply to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe, on 30 October about the crash of the Dan Air Boeing 727 at Tenerife on 25 April, what was the outcome of the recent still further discussions between the team of investigators from the accident investigation branch of his Department and the Spanish authorities.
§ Mr. Tebbit
Members of the accidents investigation branch of my Department had a useful series of meetings with the Spanish commission of investigation. A full agreement was reached regarding the drafting of a significant part of the report. Following the discussions the United Kingdom made a number of submissions which the Spanish authorities are studying. Further consultation will be necessary with the Spanish before the report is completed.