HC Deb 30 July 1984 vol 65 cc83-4W
Mr. Bevan

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements he is making to ensure that all interests are consulted on the Civil Aviation Authority review; and if he will consider all representations made before making any announcement.

Mr. David Mitchell

The authority's review was carried out by means of an extensive consultation process about the issue, and its recommendations reflect the views expressed by a large number of respondents—listed in appendix 2 of its report, CAP 500. Since the review was published this House has debated it in detail, and there is a further debate in another place this week. In addition, I have received a good deal of correspondence about the review. Hence, the Government are already considering the recommendations with the benefit of very extensive consultation, and I do not think we should prolong that process which would inevitably delay our decision and leave the industry in a state of uncertainty.