Select Committee on European Union Fortieth Report


RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY WHEN TRAVELLING BY AIR (6622/05)

Letter from Karen Buck MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport to the Chairman

  Thank you for your letter of 7 December 2005[39] replying to mine of 21 November 2005.

  You may by now be aware that the European Parliament approved this proposal by a very large majority when it held its plenary First Reading on 15 December 2005. The text debated by Parliament was developed following close collaboration between the Presidency and the Rapporteur with a view to adoption of the proposal at the earliest opportunity, and its essential features were unchanged from those discussed in my supplementary Explanatory Memorandum which was considered by Sub-Committee B on 7 November. We now expect the proposal to be adopted without further debate at a forthcoming meeting of the Council. It is not expected that a further depositable text will be issued, however, I attach a copy of the European Parliament's First Reading amendments.

  I very much welcome this measure, which was a priority for the UK Presidency and which will I am sure be a genuine enhancement to the lives of disabled people and those with reduced mobility by enabling them to take full advantage of the opportunities for air travel for business and leisure which have so transformed our world in recent years. Please accept my thanks for your contribution to its successful passage.

26 January 2006

Letter from the Chairman to Karen Buck MP

  Thank you for your letter of 26 January 2006 which was received on 3 February 2006 and considered by Sub-Committee B at its meeting on 13 February 2006.

  Members were pleased to note that you expect the Proposal to be adopted without further debate at a forthcoming Council. We share your view that this legislation should be a genuine enhancement to the lives of disabled people and those with reduced mobility.

15 February 2006




39   Correspondence with Ministers 45th Report of Session 2005-06, HL Paper 243, p 92. Back


 
previous page contents next page

House of Lords home page Parliament home page House of Commons home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2007