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Civil Aviation Bill

Published Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This paper has been prepared for the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on the Civil Aviation Bill, scheduled for 30 January 2012

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The main changes proposed in the Bill are intended to modernise the regulatory framework for civil aviation in the UK through:

• reforms to the legislative framework for the economic regulation of airports;

• the legislative framework of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA); and

• by conferring certain aviation security functions on the CAA.

It also contains a provision to widen the Secretary of State’s powers so that holidays sold by airlines or arranged on an ‘agent for the consumer’ basis could be included in the ATOL scheme in the future.

Commons Briefing papers RP12-7

Authors: Louise Butcher; Lorraine Conway

Topic: Aviation

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