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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 13 March 2012

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Civil Aviation Bill


 

[Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sittings]


 

Nigel Mills

 

Negatived on division  29

 

Clause  83,  page  51,  line  19,  at end insert ‘, including services and facilities in

 

relation to immigration control’.

 

Nigel Mills

 

Not called  27

 

Clause  83,  page  51,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

waiting times for users of air transport services at immigration control at

 

a civil airport.’.

 

Nigel Mills

 

Not called  30

 

Clause  83,  page  51,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the time taken for users of air transport services to complete the check-in

 

and security processes on an outbound journey and the immigration

 

control and baggage reclaim processes on an inbound journey.’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Negatived on division  69

 

Clause  83,  page  51,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

carbon emissions resulting from the use of air transport services to or

 

from a civil airport.’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  70

 

Clause  83,  page  51,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

carbon emissions resulting from domestic flights within the UK or to

 

European Union member states, and a comparison with emissions for an

 

equivalent journey via rail or road transport.’.


 
 

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Nigel Mills

 

Not called  28

 

Clause  83,  page  51,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘“immigration control” has the same meaning as in Part 6 of the Nationality,

 

Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 84 Agreed to.

 

Clause 85 Agreed to.

 


 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Withdrawn  77

 

Clause  86,  page  53,  line  34,  leave out ‘£50,000’ and insert ‘£60,000’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  78

 

Clause  86,  page  53,  line  35,  leave out ‘£5,000’ and insert ‘£6,000’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  79

 

Clause  86,  page  53,  line  42,  leave out ‘replace’ and insert ‘increase’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 87 to 90 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 13 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 91 to 93 Agreed to.

 


 

Julie Hilling

 

Withdrawn  83

 

Clause  94,  page  57,  line  6,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

For subsection (1) substitute—

 

“(1)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations setting out a licensing

 

regime for the purposes of regulating provision of accommodation in

 

aircraft.

 

(1A)    

A person must not in the United Kingdom make available flight

 

accommodation, either as principal or agent, unless the person meets the

 

condition in subsection (1D) or (1E).


 
 

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(1B)    

A person must not in the United Kingdom hold himself or herself out as

 

one who may make flight accommodation available, either as principal

 

or agent or without disclosing the person’s capacity, unless the person

 

meets the condition in subsection (1D) or (1E).

 

(1C)    

A person (“A”) acting as an agent for another person (“B”), in the course

 

of a business carried on by A, must not in the United Kingdom procure

 

flight accommodation on behalf of B unless A meets the condition in

 

subsection (1D).

 

(1D)    

A person meets the condition in this subsection if the person—

 

(a)    

holds and acts in accordance with a licence issued in pursuance

 

of regulations under this section made by the Secretary of State,

 

or

 

(b)    

is exempt from the need to hold such a licence as a result of

 

provision made by or under the regulations.

 

(1E)    

A person meets the condition in this subsection if the person—

 

(a)    

is the operator of the aircraft on which flight accommodation is

 

made available, and

 

(b)    

in making the flight accommodation available is acting as a

 

flight-only provider.

 

(1F)    

The regulations under this section may make provision for the purposes

 

of subsection (1E) about when the operator of an aircraft acts as a flight-

 

only provider.”.’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  71

 

Clause  94,  page  57,  line  11,  leave out ‘or (1B)’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  72

 

Clause  94,  page  57,  leave out lines 26 to 33.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 95 Agreed to.

 


 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Withdrawn  73

 

Clause  96,  page  59,  line  32,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  74

 

Clause  96,  page  59,  line  34,  leave out paragraph (a).


 
 

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Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  75

 

Clause  96,  page  60,  line  1,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 97 to 99 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 14 Agreed to.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

Julie Hilling

 

Withdrawn  6

 

Clause  100,  page  61,  line  7,  leave out from ‘subsection (1)’ to end of line and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

omit “, after consultation with the Secretary of State,”; and

 

(b)    

after paragraph (c), insert—

 

“(d)    

provide specifically for charges to be paid to the CAA by

 

providers of air transport using airports regulated by the

 

CAA.”.’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  80

 

Clause  100,  page  61,  line  12,  leave out ‘consult the Secretary of State’ and insert

 

‘present the Secretary of State with a representative summary of the consultation

 

conducted under paragraph (a),’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  81

 

Clause  100,  page  61,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

after presenting the summary of the consultation conducted under

 

paragraph (a), consult with the Secretary of State’.

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Not called  82

 

Clause  100,  page  61,  line  13,  leave out ‘14 days’ and insert ‘30 days’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 101 to 106 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Agreed to  35

 

Clause  107,  page  64,  line  15,  after ‘passed,’ insert ‘including an enactment


 
 

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contained in this Act,’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 108 Agreed to.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

Not moved  33

 

Clause  109,  page  64,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In relation to section 78, an order under this section must set a commencement

 

date which is later than the date of the satisfactory introduction of an outcomes-

 

focused, risk-based aviation security regime.’.

 

Clauses 109 to 112 Agreed to.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Accounts and audits

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Second reading negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 15 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (Accounts and audit) is amended as

 

follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1), leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

 

“(c)    

to send copies of the statement of accounts to the Secretary of State and

 

the National Audit Office before the end of the November following the

 

accounting year to which the statement relates.”.

 

(3)    

In subsection (2), leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

“(a)    

The National Audit Office shall examine, certify and report on each

 

statement of accounts received under subsection (1) and shall lay copies

 

of the statement of accounts and of its report thereon before each House

 

of Parliament.”.’.

 


 

CAA general financial duties

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

John Woodcock

 

Second reading negatived on division  NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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Civil Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

‘In section 8 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (General financial duties) after

 

subsection (4) insert—

 

“(5)    

It shall be the duty of the CAA to conduct its affairs in such a manner as

 

to fulfil a general duty of efficiency in the use of its financial resources.”’.

 


 

Obligation to operate an air transport service serving a specified route

 

Phil Wilson

 

Pat Glass

 

Mr Tom Harris

 

Tom Blenkinsop

 

Mrs Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Sir Stuart Bell

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Withdrawn  NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order require the CAA to impose on holders of

 

operating licences or route licences an obligation to operate an air transport

 

service serving a specified route as part of the licence conditions for operating

 

another route.

 

(2)    

Before making an order under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must consult

 

with—

 

(a)    

the CAA;

 

(b)    

holders of operating licences or route licences which may become subject

 

to an obligation to operate an air transport service serving the specified

 

route;

 

(c)    

providers of airport operation services connected with the specified

 

route;

 

(d)    

providers of transport services other than air transport services serving

 

the land equivalent of the specified route;

 

(e)    

any other person or body appearing to the Secretary of State to have an

 

interest in the matter.

 

(3)    

An order under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution

 

of either House of Parliament.’.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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