Draft Civil Aviation Bill: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny
HC 1694, Thirteenth Report of Session 2010-12 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
- House of Commons - Transport Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Draft Civil Aviation Bill: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny (HC 1694)' proposes the transfer of some 90 security regulation posts currently within the Department for Transport to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The £5 million annual cost would also transfer - from the taxpayer to airports and, ultimately, to air passengers.
The report warns the Government to ensure that the viability of smaller airports is not put at risk by the costs of new public information requirements and security changes proposed in the Bill.
that public information requirements imposed on airports by the CAA do not generate unnecessary bureaucracy or cost and be clearly related to matters of importance to airline passengers;
the special position of airlines, as the direct customers of airports, be recognised in the Bill;
the CAA be given a secondary duty toward airlines, in recognition of their special position as primary customers of airports; and
measures are put in place to ensure the Competition Commission (or other relevant bodies) can strike out 'vexatious or frivolous appeals' mounted by airline or airports against licensing conditions.
The Committee also calls for Ministers to take a more comprehensive approach to improving the air passenger experience, including services provided by the UK Borders Agency.
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