Examination of Witnesses

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:28 pm on 23rd February 2012.

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Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green 1:28 pm, 23rd February 2012

The budget airlines would counter that by saying that their record on passenger safety is better than some of the more established airlines’, even though they have driven down costs considerably. Is it always true that purely a downward pressure on costs leads to a weakening on passenger safety?