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Flying Displays (Restrictions)

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade if he will make it his policy to consult all interested flying clubs and associations before introducing restrictions on flying displays for the public.

Air safety is, in the first instance, a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority and it would therefore be for the authority to consider whether to make any recommendation to my right hon. and noble Friend for any changes to air safety legislation affecting public flying displays. It is the authority's normal practice before recommending amendments to air safety legislation to consult appropriate representative bodies.