§ Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to require British airlines to ensure that a flight attendant, or other suitably trained person, should occupy a seat adjacent to each emergency exit during the landing and take-off of aircraft on public transport flights.
§ Mr. Noble
Article 31(2)(d) of the Air Navigation Order, 1970, already requires the commander of an aircraft flying for the purpose of public transport of passengers to take all reasonable steps to ensure that during take-off and landing cabin attendants are properly secured in seats in the passenger compartment and 259W so situated that they can readily assist passengers. Changes in the scale of cabin attendants required are being considered in consultation with the aviation industry.