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Clause 9 - Operators of areas

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:45 pm on 28th February 2012.

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Photo of Nigel Mills Nigel Mills Conservative, Amber Valley 5:45 pm, 28th February 2012

Will the Minister comment on how the measures would work where a group of companies own multiple airports? Would the operator be the individual subsidiary, say East Midlands Airport Ltd, or would it be Manchester Airports Group? That may be relevant where one company owns more than one airport in a market area. One may want to test whether the combined effect of the ownership leads to dominance or market control, whereas the individual airport perhaps would not.