§ Mr. Robert Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the safety aspect of air traffic controllers' working hours.
§ Mr. Ridley
The CAA has advised me there are no statutory maximum working hours for air traffic controllers in the United Kingdom. It would be impracticable to define levels which would be appropriate for every airport, bearing in mind the widely variable intensity of operation throughout the United Kingdom.366W Rostering of controllers is the responsibility of local management, with the advice of the NATS inspectorate of ATC.