§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to receive a further report from the Civil Aviation Authority into the Boeing 737 fire at Manchester international airport on 22 August 1985; and if he can yet make a further statement.
§ Mr. Moore
The accident to the Boeing 737 at Manchester airport on 22 August 1985 is the subject of an inspector's investigation by the accidents investigation branch of my Department. The Chief Inspector of Accidents anticipates submitting his report to Ministers at the end of the year. This accident is an extremely complex one and it would be improper of me to try to anticipate the findings of the inspector's report.