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European Union - Thirty-Sixth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 15 July 2003.




PART 1: background

CHAPTER 1: the mandate to negotiate an open aviation area

The Transport Council, 5/6 June 2003

CHAPTER 2: the "horizontal mandate"

The Horizontal Mandate

How the Council's mandates differ from our recommendations

Position of bilateral ASAs during a period of negotiation

CHAPTER 3: The mandate for negotiations with the usa

The Committee's Concerns

"Open Skies"

Linkage between phases

Can Member States continue to support existing bilateral ASAs during an EU/US negotiation?

CHAPTER 4: UK Negotiating Objectives

Phased negotiations and safeguards

The UK position vis à vis other EU Member States

Other issues raised in the Department's evidence

A "mini-deal" over access to Heathrow?


CHAPTER 5: conclusions

Appendix 1 Membership of Sub-Committee B

Appendix 2 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council 5/6 June 2003

Appendix 3 How the texts agreed at Transport Council meet UK negotiating objectives

Appendix 4 Council of the European Union


Monday 23 June 2003

Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Michael Smethers, Mr Tony Baker, Department for Transport

Oral evidence, 23 June 2003

NOTE:  Pages of the report are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the report are as follows:

  (Q)  refers to a question in oral evidence

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