HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 c114W
30. Mr. Geraint Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of(a) proposals from the airlines for the corporate restructuring of the NATS and (b) the prospect of achieving consensus on such proposals across the wider air transport industry. [103282]

Mr. Mullin

The Government have not received any formal proposals from the airlines about the restructuring of NATS. The NATS PPP will be put in place following a competitive tender process and, should they choose to bid, any proposal from the airlines will be considered as part of that process. The responses to our consultation on the NATS PPP show that there is broad support for the Government' s proposals from the aviation industry.