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asked Her Majesty's Government:What progress they have made in restraining the European Commission from the authorisation of state subsidies to airlines.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport
The UK Government's views on the harmful effects of state subsidies to airlines are well known to the Commission. Where appropriate we back up those views by using the powers available to us under the Treaty of Rome to influence or challenge the Commission's decisions.