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Clause 18 - Licence conditions

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:15 pm on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Conservative, Milton Keynes South 1:15 pm, 1st March 2012

If licensing provisions in the Bill requiring airports to provide such information are too prescriptive, might they not create difficulties? If an airport wanted to invest in an improvement—such as an overhaul of its baggage-handling system—that would cause a temporary drop in performance standards before a long-term gain was realised. Might overly prescriptive licence terms not dissuade the airport from making that sort of long-term investment?