HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 cc397-8W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will seek to increase competition and service to customers on the Belfast-Gatwick air route; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin

The pattern of services on individual routes is a matter for the commercial judgment of airlines, which may apply to the Civil Aviation Authority at any time for a licence in accordance with statutory procedures.