Aviation Security

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd March 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 22nd March 2017

We have extensive conversations with the Egyptians and we have kept the situation in Sharm el-Sheikh under constant monitoring. My right hon. and hon. Friends in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and in the Home Office have regular contacts and discussions about these issues, as does my Department. Fundamentally, although I would love to see us resume flights to Sharm el-Sheikh at the earliest opportunity, we can do so only at a point where we are confident about the security and safety of our own people. I have no doubt that as soon as we have that confidence we will want to try to resume those flights.