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Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to announce changes in policy on the ground operations of all UK airports. (138629)

I have been asked to reply.

We have no plans to change policy on ground operations at UK airports. These operations are governed by the EU Groundhandling Directive 1996 which aims at liberalising the provision of groundhandling services through the introduction of competition.