asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the recent discussions with the Danish authorities on air services between the United Kingdom and Denmark and in particular on the proposed link between Birmingham and Copenhagen by British Midland Airways.
Talks were held between the United Kingdom and Danish and other Scandinavian Governments in Oslo on 22nd and 23rd November. I regret that the Danish authorities were not prepared to issue the necessary operating permission to British Midland Airways, despite our firm assertion that
The information requested is as follows:such refusal constitutes a breach of the air services agreement. Further talks have been arranged for January. In the meantime, certain temporary operating permits issued to Scandinavian Airline System outside the terms of the agreement will remain suspended.