§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he last met representatives of British Airways; what was discussed; what help his Department is receiving from British Airways, and if British Airways is financially sponsoring initiatives run by his Department or its agencies. 
§ Dr. Reid
I and my officials are in regular contact with representatives of all those with an interest in aviation. It is not normal practice of Governments to give details of specific meetings with private individuals or companies.
Other than advice relating to official correspondence in relation to passenger services, this Department receives no help from British Airways. Neither am I aware of any initiative of this Department which receives financial support from British Airways.