Aviation: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury), Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Social Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making Scottish short-haul flights electric; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

The UK Government supports the development of new aviation technology such as electric aircraft. We must continue to embrace the opportunities offered by technology, such as fully electric or hybrid planes, if we are to accelerate the transition to a greener future. Short-haul electric flights throughout the whole of the UK would help support our ambitious net zero emissions target.

The UK Government has announced the Jet Zero Council, which will bring together BEIS and DfT Secretaries of State, and CEO-level stakeholders across the UK to drive high ambition in the delivery of new technologies and innovative ways to cut aviation emissions.

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