Clause 9 - Operators of areas

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Shadow Minister (Transport) 9:45 am, 1st March 2012

I stand corrected by the Minister. Obviously, these concerns were being raised and that was the interpretation of the regulations we have looked at. We feel that that is an accurate interpretation. The Minister’s reassurance is welcome and we look forward to hearing her explain how those protections are there. I will finish by briefly quoting my hon. Friend the Member for Blackley and Broughton:

“This is a particularly ill-thought-out proposal. I do not know where it came from. There is not a problem; if there were a problem, this would not be the solution.”––[Official Report, Civil Aviation Public Bill Committee, 28 February 2012; c. 163.]

We agree with him.