HC Deb 15 July 1999 vol 335 c293W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make his Department responsible for monitoring the response to, and actions following, the safety recommendations made by its Air Accident Investigation Branch; and if he will make a statement. [90416]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Air Accident Investigation Branch and the CAA' s Safety Regulation Group are independent of each other. Legislation requires investigation of aviation accidents and serious incidents to be carried out by an organisation independent of the regulator. It is the responsibility of the Safety Regulation Group to maintain and enhance standards of aviation safety, taking into account among other things recommendations made by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.