HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c77W
40. Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on current standards of air safety.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Aviation safety is the statutory responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority. Despite the increase in the number of air traffic movements over the past years. the number of incidents involving public transport aircraft in risk-bearing air misses has declined from 32 in 1977 to 12 in 1986.