HC Deb 08 November 2001 vol 374 c339W
Paul Goggins

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what(a) action he is taking and (b) further plans he has to support the civil aviation industry following the terrorist attacks on 11 September; [13236]

(2) what discussions he has had with (a) trades unions and (b) civil aviation industry representatives with regard to the problems facing the civil aviation industry since 11 September. [13237]

Mr. Jamieson

We have had discussions with airlines and other bodies connected with the aviation industry, including union representatives, to consider the economic consequences for the industry of the 11 September terrorist attacks. The Government have underwritten, on a temporary basis, third party war risk insurance for UK airlines and service providers to the aviation industry and are considering whether further support should be made available within European Commission guidelines.