§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to develop the working relationship between National Air Traffic Services Ltd. and Military Air Traffic Control. 
§ Mr. Mullin
[holding answer 8 February 2000]: National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) already enjoy a good working relationship and provide a joint and integrated air traffic control service. These working arrangements are being formalised in order to facilitate the public private partnership for NATS. Copies of the heads of terms of what will be the contract between the MOD and NATS have been made available to members of the Standing Committee considering the Transport Bill. I have sent a copy of this document to my hon. Friend today.