§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister for Trade if, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. McQuarrie) Official Report, 15 November, c. 6, concerning applications by private sector airlines for a licence to operate the London to Inverness air service, he will make representations to the successful company to consider making intermittent stops at Carlisle for passengers in the north-west of England and south of Scotland on this service.
§ Mr. Ian Sproat
[pursuant to his reply, 22 November 1982, c. 325.]: No. For a Minister to make such representations would prejudice the appellate role of my right hon. and noble Friend in the event of an appeal against the Civil Aviation Authority's decision on the airline's application. It is always open to those wishing to make use of such services to do so, so that the airlines may become aware of the demand.