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Examination of Witnesses

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 21st February 2012.

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Gaynor McLaughlin: I think, as well, that there is a general perception that the UK has a tendency to gold-plate the regulation. The interpretation by the inspectorate is often more onerous, restrictive and much more prescriptive than we see in other countries. The operator is given more freedom to determine how to achieve the outcome, whereas in the UK the means of compliance are generally prescribed and quite restrictive.