§ 30. Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current position on the aviation bilateral discussions between the United Kingdom and the United States of America; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Parkinson
We met in Washington on 11 January. We discussed a variety of topics. Prominent were the prospects for liberalising the United Kingdom-United States aviation market, and arrangements for new United States airline services to regional airports. These discussions are now being carried forward. Indeed, I have spoken to Mr. Skinner in the past week.