HC Deb 20 June 1996 vol 279 c528W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he has taken with regard to safety recommendation 95–25 of the air accident investigation branch, as detailed in paragraph 2.9.1 of air accident report 1/96. [33284]

Mr. Norris

The Department of Transport has accepted and implemented the recommendation to which the hon. Member refers. Permit procedures have been reviewed and changed in order to clarify permit and safety responsibilities regarding applications by foreign operators involving the use of wet-leased aircraft.

These measures were announced on 10 January by my noble Friend the Minister for Aviation and Shipping. A copy of the announcement—Department of Transport press notice No. 9—was, at that time, placed in the House of Commons Library.