New Clause 3 - Obligation to operate an air transport service serving a specified route

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 13th March 2012.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State may by order require the CAA to impose on holders of operating licences or route licences an obligation to operate an air transport service serving a specified route as part of the licence conditions for operating another route.

(2) Before making an order under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must consult with—

(a) the CAA;

(b) holders of operating licences or route licences which may become subject to an obligation to operate an air transport service serving the specified route;

(c) providers of airport operation services connected with the specified route;

(d) providers of transport services other than air transport services serving the land equivalent of the specified route;

(e) any other person or body appearing to the Secretary of State to have an interest in the matter.

(3) An order under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.’.— (Mr Tom Harris.)