Clause 64 - Review etc of airport operation services

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport 4:15 pm, 6th March 2012

I can reassure my hon. Friend that the Government are looking at overall matters in relation to aviation. We will publish a policy framework for consultation shortly. We are also considering a call for evidence in relation to maintaining a flourishing hub in the south-east. The Government are considering such matters.

The function of the clause is focused on competition matters, which are the focus of economic regulation, examples of which might include dominance or cartel activity, rather than the broader capacity issues that my hon. Friend mentioned.