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Air Transport (Smoke Hoods)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Civil Aviation Authority has now announced the results of its consideration about the provision of passenger smoke hoods; and if he will make a statement.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) chairman announced on 16 December that the authority has decided that it should not at present make smoke hoods a mandatory requirement for British airlines and that the issue will be kept under active review. Civil aviation safety regulation is the statutory responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority.