HC Deb 07 December 1988 vol 143 c162W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the talks, involving representatives of his Department and of the United States Government, on the licence applications for Manchester routes by three United States airlines; and if there is any further action he will be taking.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The two sides explored a number of new ideas from which an appropriate basis for agreement may be found. A further round of negotiations will be held this month or early in January. Precise dates are currently being considered.