§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the terms of reference given by him to the Civil Aviation Authority concerning a review of civil aviation policy; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ridley
As I explained to the House on 12 December I asked the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority for advice on the implications of the prospective privatisation of British Airways for competition and the400W sound development of the British airline industry. The authority has in response initiated its review, on 19 December by inviting representatives of the civil air transport industry and air transport users for their views generally and on a number of specific questions. I am placing a copy of the authority's letter in the Library.