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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16093 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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121687
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1047728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage the creation of international connections to and from Scotland from other UK airports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 212430 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Government is supportive of all airports including those in Scotland, in creating new international connections. The Government believes that air passengers are best served by a commercial airline market which is able to operate in a competitive environment. It is solely a matter for airlines to determine which airports they operate based on their own assessment of costs and passenger demand.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T14:15:29.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:15:29.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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4608
unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1128070
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of competition in the provision of air services from Scotland to London. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL15919 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate.</p><p> </p><p>Scotland is well-served by air services into London, with at least two airlines operating direct services from each of Scotland’s four largest airports into the London system.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:34:13.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:34:13.473Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130231
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16092 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to Stanstead, through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16093 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.033Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1141733
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Scotland remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support Scottish civil aviation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
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Andrew Bowie more like this
star this property uin 281797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to expanding and liberalising air access to new and existing global markets, ensuring enhanced connectivity for Scotland and all of the UK.</p><p>The government has joint-funded an air route, alongside Dundee City Council and Transport Scotland, from Dundee to London through a public service obligation (PSO) since 2014. This protects an important connection from the Tay Cities region into the capital, allowing business passengers to complete a full day of work without the need for an overnight stay.</p><p>Last year, as part of the Tays cities deal, the UK Government invested £8.1 million in the Aviation Academy for Scotland, a Tayside-wide partnership project aimed at providing specialist training and skills in the aviation industry.</p><p>In addition, the UK government has also agreed and legislated to devolve powers over Air Passenger Duty (APD) to the Scottish Government. This will enable the devolved administration to design and collect revenue through its own Air Departure Tax.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:04:52.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:04:52.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bowie more like this