Air Traffic Control Services (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 c317W
Mr. Channon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he accepts the Civil Aviation Authority's recommendations on the future provision of air traffic control services, following the review of its two-centre strategy; and if he will make a statement. [11897]

Sir George Young

The Civil Aviation Authority reported to me shortly before Christmas that its review had validated the strategy of providing air traffic control services through two centres based respectively at Fareham in Hampshire and Prestwick in Scotland. The Government are minded to accept this recommendation, but would wish the airlines and other interested parties to be consulted before a final decision is taken. I am now asking the chairman of the CAA to initiate this consultation and hope that it will be possible to announce the outcome in March.