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Clause 18 - Licence conditions

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport 2:00 pm, 1st March 2012

My hon. Friend makes a good point. It would be hugely irresponsible if the unions chose to disrupt our airports during the Olympics. It would cause catastrophic damage to the reputation of the UK when the eyes of the world will be on us, and I hope that the Labour party will urge its union friends not to undertake such action.

Gavin Shuker On a more consensual point, I am grateful to the Minister, who is very distinguished and has responsibility for railway services. Does she agree that a strength of the current system of monitoring information, particularly in the rail industry, is that the same passenger survey is conducted across all the train  operating companies? Does she also agree that we should measure the same things in airlines to get a uniform picture of airports?