HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 cc404-5W
Sir Fergus Montgomery

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what formal communications he has had recently with foreign airlines seeking extra services into United Kingdom airports.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Foreign airlines are in continual contact with the Department about extra services within the framework of the agreed bilateral arrangements. Where such services require the negotiation of new traffic rights, we would expect the Government of the country concerned to seek such rights in negotiation. They regularly do.