§ Mr. Rippon
asked the Minister for Trade what plans he has for allowing charter aircraft carrying cargo to operate from Woolsington airport, Newcastle.
§ Mr. Sproat
As part of my Department's continuing policy of liberalisation in aviation matters, I have decided to propose to the Canadian authorities arrangements to allow passenger charter airlines to carry cargo between Canada and United Kingdom airports outside London, including Newcastle airport, with effect from 1 April 1983. Certain restrictions will apply to the carriage of cargo from Canada to the United Kingdom in view of the limited freedom which the Canadians are prepared to allow United Kingdom cargo airlines operating from Canada. I hope that the Candians will agree to dispense with these limitations in due course. I hope that this decision will be of real benefit to Newcastle airport.