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Exports To United States (Carriage By Air)

Volume 827: debated on Monday 6 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry having regard to the banning of night flights out of Heathrow, what alternative arrangements he is making to safeguard and ensure continuity and expansion of exports to America carried by air.

There is no need for any special measures. Ample capacity exists for the carriage of freight to the United States from Heathrow both by passenger and all-cargo aircraft. In so far as some part of the freight traffic has hitherto left Heathrow between 11.30 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the summer months the re-scheduling of flights will result in part being carried a little earlier and part a little later.