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Speke Airport

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will permit transatlantic traffic at Speke airport.

The granting of air transport licences for British airlines is a matter for the CAA. My Department is responsible for the issue of operating permits for foreign airlines. Since no application for transatlantic services from Speke has been made to the CAA or to my Department the question of the grant of permission does not arise.