§ Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what studies of aviation safety have been made by his Department in the last year; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Department's air accidents investigation branch is responsible for investigating aircraft accidents and their reports are published. The following accident reports have been published during the last 12 months.
- No. 1/87 Bell 212 G-BJJR in the North Sea. Issued on 28 April 1987.
- No. 2/87 Lockheed Tristar G-BBAI at Leeds. Issued on 25 September 1987.
- No. 3/87 Turbo Commander EL-BGL at Eastbourne. Issued on 29 July 1987.
- No. 4/87 DHC-6 Twin Otter G-BGPC at Laphroaig. Issued on 10 December 1987.
- No. 5/87 Chinook G-BISO in the North Sea. Issued on 20 January 1988.
- No. 6/87 Short SD3 EI-BEM at East Midlands. Issued on 20 January 1988.
- No. 7/87 Twin Squirrel G-BKIH at Swalcliffe. Issued on 29 February 1988.
- No. 8/87 Boeing 747 G-AWNB at Heathrow. Issued on 29 February 1988.
- No. 9/87 Bell 214ST G-BKFN in the North Sea. Issued on 28 March 1988.
- No. 1/88 DH 89A Dragon-Rapide G-AGTM at Duxford. Issued on 28 March 1988.
Otherwise, the regulation of air safety is the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority.