§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the Civil Aviation Authority has made any studies of halon gas flooding on civil passenger aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Aviation safety matters are the statutory responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority, not of my right hon. Friend.
I understand that the Civil Aviation Authority is aware of the tests carried out by the US Federal Avaiation Adminstration on the use of halon 1301 gas, and the conclusion is that it does not offer an effective system for a typical post crash fire.