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Air Traffic Control

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the Civil Aviation Authority about the overloading of the air traffic control system; and if he will make a statement.

The Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for the safety of air traffic control in the United Kingdom. I am advised by the authority that it would not allow the system to become overloaded and unsafe. If necessary, procedures would be introduced to control the flow of traffic at peak periods to prevent overloading.