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Air Safety Standards

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with air safety standards which affect British citizens at home and abroad.

Air safety standards affecting passengers in British-registered civil transport aircraft are the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority, and I am satisfied that the authority is carrying out competently its statutory obligations in this regard. In the case of foreign aircraft the responsibility for air safety standards is a matter for the State of registry concerned in accordance with the ICAO convention.