§ Mr. Carmichael
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the Scottish Executive to discuss the provision of public service obligations on regional air services. 
§ Mr. Darling
I discuss a wide range of issues with Scottish Executive Ministers. Following on from the White Paper, discussions between the Scottish Executive and the Department for Transport are on-going and have contributed to a consultation paper on interpreting the criteria required for imposing PSOs. This will be published shortly.