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 Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport 9:45 am, 1st March 2012

Changes were made in relation to the Gatwick Express a few years ago, but I still believe it is a very high-quality service. We have to appreciate that there are different interests to balance here. It is important to ensure that we have high-quality surface access to one of our most important international airports, but that line also serves some heavily used commuter services, so we need to take into account the interests of both.

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