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Aviation: Regulation

Transport written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress she has made in reducing the burden of regulation in the aviation sector.

Photo of Brian H Donohoe Brian H Donohoe Labour, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress she has made in reducing the burden of regulation in the aviation sector.

Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in reducing the regulatory burden affecting the aviation sector.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Government are currently undertaking a review of the existing stock of regulation with a view to removing over burdensome regulatory legislation.

As part of this process, in May next year the public and businesses will be invited to submit ideas for regulations in the aviation sector that might be amended or revoked so as to reduce their burden on the industry or to the public as a whole.

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John Byng
Posted on 25 Nov 2011 10:33 pm (Report this annotation)

One hopes that, if the burden of regulations is reduced, the burden of taxation will be increased so that aviation pays its fair share. The industry whinges about Air Passenger Duty but fails to mention that it is exempt from certain other taxes and so passes its burden on to other industries to the tune of over £9 billion a year.

We can not afford to subsidise aviation in this way particularly when trying to reduce the budget deficit.

Neil Jones
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 1:04 pm (Report this annotation)

Technical Regulation is the domain of EASA, UK interests are not well represented within EASA as there is a multi language requirement needed to work within EASA. Aviation is 99% English which makes English essential to the aviation community; native English speakers then become excluded from participating within the regulatory body “EASA” because of the additional language requirement that have been established. Most social minority language speakers have English as the main commercial alternative language. This now allows for positive discrimination within the regulatory workplace, no jobs here for English Speakers so UK interests are not considered.