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Lear Fan Project

Volume 990: debated on Thursday 7 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department consulted the airworthiness requirements board of the civil aviation Authority before a commitment was made to support the Lear Fan project; if so, what advice the board gave about the certification of this aircraft; and how his Department is represented on the management of the Lear Fan project.

[pursuant to his reply, 4 August 1980, c. 64]: During the appraisal of the project the views of the Civil Aviation Authority were sought and the authority participated in discussions. At that stage the authority was naturally unable to offer any definitive ruling on certification but did not contemplate insurmountable problems. Discussions continue between the authority and the company. The Department of Commerce for Northern Ireland is entitled to nominate four directors, including the chairman, out of a total of 11 members of the board of Lear Fan Ltd. It has also a right of approval over two

each of the last four years and the present year, or financial years if more convenient, are known to have died as a result of terrorist type violence initiated by each of the following groups ( a) the Provisional IRA, ( b) the Official IRA, ( c) the People's Liberation Army, ( d) the Irish National Liberation Army, ( e) the UDA, ( g) the UVF, ( g) the UFF, and ( h) the Red Hand Commando; and how many in each case were members of the Regular Army, the Ulster Defence Regiment, the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve, or civilians.

The number of deaths due to terrorist-type violence are shown below.other board appointments—the managing director and the chief financial officer.