§ 14. Mr. McNally
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress has been made in achieving more flexibility in the regulation of inter-regional air services in Europe.
§ Mr. Sproat
At December's meeting of the Council of Transport Ministers we pressed hard for the adoption of the Commission's proposals for liberalising inter-regional air services within the Community. Although we failed to persuade our colleagues to endorse this useful measure, which has been remitted for further study, we will continue to press for progress towards a more flexible approach to meeting the needs of air travellers in Europe.