§ Mr. Bright
asked the Minister for Trade if he will make a statement on his review into the Civil Aviation Authority.
§ Mr. Sproat
[pursuant to his reply, 19 July 1982, c. 12]: I have asked the new chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority to review all aspects of the authority's activities.
The Civil Aviation Authority is justifiably proud of its high professional standards, but it has been represented to me by the civil aviation community that there may be scope for improvement in some aspects of its work. Accordingly, I have asked the chairman to review whether there is too much unnecessary paperwork required of air operators; whether the charges are too high; whether the authority is sensitive enough to the needs of its customers; and whether it has become unduly bureaucratic in its procedures.
In the course of the review, the Civil Aviation Authority will consult users of its services and I have asked the chairman to report back to me before the end of the year with recommendations for improvements.