§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons he approved the withdrawal of landing rights for the Polish airline LOT; and how he proposes to resolve the dispute.
§ Mr. Norris
I refer the hon. Member to the letter I wrote to the hon. Member for Thurrock (Mr. Mackinlay) on 16 November 1993 which was deposited in the Library of the House and which explains the background to the current situation. We have been in contact with the Polish Government since the autumn in an attempt to resolve the current difficulties. Contacts are continuing and we hope that it will possible for direct services to be restored soon.