Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 108866, on aviation, how many employees with substantial experience of bilateral aviation negotiations and agreements were employed by his Department (a) before June 2016 and (b) in October 2017.

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

As indicated in my response of 30 October 2017 to Question 108866, my Department has the relevant and sufficient experience and expertise needed to carry out bilateral aviation negotiations and to conclude agreements. This includes a considerable number of policy officials and legal advisors with technical expertise and practical experience of negotiations across the Department, as well as the ability to draw on other organisations, including collaboration with industry.

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