HC Deb 22 April 1999 vol 329 c630W
Mr. Stringer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list those countries which have(a) agreed, (b) failed to agree and (c) not responded to his statement of 10 June 1998 on multilateral agreements on 3rd and 4th freedoms at regional airports. [81713]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Following my statement on international access to regional airports in June 1998 my officials approached countries with whom we have air services relations. The following responses have been received:

(a) Agreed Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, South Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Namibia, Pakistan, Qatar, Tanzania, Turkmenistan.

(b) Failed to agree Armenia, Botswana, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.

(c) Not responded Algeria, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Bangladesh, Chile, Cote D'Ivoire, Congo, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Category (c) includes countries with whom there are on-going official discussions about the offer.