HC Deb 01 June 1981 vol 5 cc231-2W
26. Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will meet the aviation trade unions to discuss the effects of the new policy on licensing British airlines of the Civil Aviation Authority; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eyre

In the first instance, air transport licensing is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority itself. The Civil Aviation Act 1980 imposes a duty on the authority to produce a statement of policy. The trade unions concerned would be well advised to make their views known to the authority direct, but if they have any particular points to make to us no doubt they will write to my noble Friend Lord Trefgarne. He would be glad to meet their representatives.