HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c282W
Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department has held recent discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority and commercial airlines regarding the carriage of self-righting life rafts; and if he will make statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

No. Civil aviation safety regulation is wholly the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority, which has the necessary technical competence in these matters. I will draw the attention of the chairman of the authority to the hon. Member's inquiry.