HC Deb 19 July 1993 vol 229 c74W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his policy on the priority of regional air routes in the US-United Kingdom bilateral negotiations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Norris

Liberalisation of routes from the US to regional United Kingdom airports has been a consistent priority. We have made offers to the US which included total or partial liberalisation of such routes. We were disappointed that these were rejected. The interests of the regions will continue to be borne in mind as the liberalisation negotiations progress.