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East African Airways

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade in view of the Governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania failing to meet their obligations to staff employed by the former East African Airways, if he will take steps to stop the traffic rights of any of these countries whenever they restrict traffic rights to the United Kingdom.

Although East African Airways is jointly owned by the Governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, any claims by staff formerly employed by the company would appear to lie against that company rather than directly against the shareholding Governments. I can see no justification for interfering with the normal exercise of the traffic rights which exist between Her Majesty's Government and the partner states of the East African Community.