§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 31 March,Official Report, columns 830–31, if he will make a statement on the outcome of the discussions between the Civil Aviation Authority and the joint aviation authorities at the meeting which was due to be held in April on the issue of the lack of an existing system whereby the joint aviation authorities can respond as a body to safety recommendations raised by national investigating authorities. 
§ Mr. Norris
[holding answer 3 July 1995]: It was agreed that the existing International Civil Aviation Organisation system for receiving and responding to safety recommendations remains appropriate and effective. Under ICAO, responsibility for continue airworthiness rests with the state of design. This remains the case where certification is against a Joint Aviation Authorities harmonised code adopted by that state. Should the recommendation affect a JAA code, the state of design would normally refer the issue to the JAA; the JAA would close their action by confirming any resultant change made to the code.