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Clause 1 - CAA’s general duty

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 28th February 2012.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Shadow Minister (Transport) 4:15 pm, 28th February 2012

I hear what the hon. Gentleman says. We believe that our amendments are in line with our aims, and we will press them to a vote. I accept entirely that expectations are placed on the CAA in respect of environmental matters. As I said earlier, we fully support clauses 84 and 85 on information and publicity, but passenger choice of airport is determined not by green credentials but by convenience and price. We welcome the Minister’s commitment to keep the matter under careful consideration, but I regret to say that we are not persuaded either by that reassurance or that our amendments would not do the job that they were drafted to do, so we want to press them to a Division.