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Airport Maintenance Engineers

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the resources being devoted to the Civil Aviation Authority inspectorate for work on monitoring the qualifications and resources of maintenance engineers at British airports and the effectiveness of the certification process.

My right hon. Friend meets the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority from time to time and discusses, among other things, the Civil Aviation Authority's resources. However, the detailed allocation of those resources is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority, which has the statutory responsibility for the safety regulation of civil aviation.