Department for Transport written question – answered at on 3 November 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of no deal with the EU on the aviation sector when the UK leaves the EU; what plans he has to support the aviation sector in the event of no deal with the EU; and what discussions he has had with representatives from the aviation sector about the effect on the aviation sector of no deal with the EU.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government is considering carefully all the potential implications arising from the UK’s exit from the EU. Securing liberal market access to EU markets is a high priority for the Department for Transport.

The importance of air services to the UK economy is recognised across Government and we work closely with the aviation sector to ensure its ongoing success. This includes through securing a good deal with the EU.

These discussions, as a matter of common sense, also include consideration of possible alternatives to a negotiated agreement, to ensure that no matter the outcome flights will continue.

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