§ 20. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he proposes to make any representations to his French counterpart on the operation of air traffic control on flights between London and Paris; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
Industrial action by air traffic controllers in Paris has caused substantial delays to flights recently. The United Kingdom national air traffic services are in daily contact with their French counterparts to help relieve the situation. It is for the French authorities to resolve their own industrial relations problems.