§ Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) in what manner non-compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation standards in respect of air information services is notified;
(2) if the air information services of the United Kingdom comply with International Civil Aviation Organisation standards.
§ Mr. Noble
Notification is in accordance with the provisions of Article 38 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The current I.C.A.O. standards are fully accepted by the United Kingdom and, insofar as present practice differs slightly from these, changes are being made progressively toward full compliance.260W
these in special development areas and development areas compared with the rest of Great Britain.
§ Mr. John Davies
I am sure that the hon. Member will appreciate that it is not the number of I.D.C.s issued which matters but the area of floor space to which they relate. Measured in this way, the assisted area proportion rose between the first and second halves of the period. The improvement is even more marked if one compares the most recent nine months with the comparable period twelve months before.
Following is the information: