New Clause 4 — Commercial Flights Officer

Part of Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 10th October 2005.

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Photo of Lembit Öpik Lembit Öpik Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Welsh Affairs 5:45 pm, 10th October 2005

As I understand it, it is the intention to apply the new clause to commercial flights. Will the hon. Gentleman confirm that it is not his intention to extend the clause to general aviation, not least because the logistical and technological demands that would be put on general aviation by so doing would probably be unaffordable to the British general aviation community?