HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1241W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what implications for the air services at publicly owned airports in the UK he has identified in the decision of the European Commission in the case affecting Ryanair; and if he will make a statement. [153412]

Mr. McNulty

We will consider carefully all aspects of the case affecting Ryanair at Charleroi once we have received the full text of the European Commission's decision. I note from the Commission's press notice that the decision does not rule out the possibility of start-up funding for new routes at regional airports, provided certain conditions are met.