§ 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.