Civil Aviation Bill Committee announce programme

20 February 2012

The Civil Aviation Bill Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 21 February and Thursday 23 February.

The Committee will then consider the Bill every Tuesday and Thursday from that point concluding on Thursday 15 March.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 21 February

in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

at 10.30am

  • BAA Ltd, Gatwick Airport Ltd, Manchester Airports Group and Airport Operators Association

at 11.30am

  • Aviation Environment Federation, Committee on Climate Change and Sustainable Aviation Council

at 4pm

  • Airlock Aviation Ltd and DHL Express (UK) Ltd

Thursday 23 February

in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

at 9.30am

  • Civil Aviation Authority

at 1pm

  • Passenger Focus

at 1.30pm

  • Public and Commerical Services Union and British Airlines Pilots' Association

at 2.15pm

  • British Air Transport Association

at 2.45pm

  • Association of British Travel Agents

at 3.15pm

  • Department for Transport

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

Committee Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Tuesday 28 February 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 1 March 9.30am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 6 March 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 8 March 9.30am and 1.00pm
Tuesday 13 March 10.30am and 4.00pm
Thursday 15 March 9.30am and 1.00pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 5pm on Thursday 15 March.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Summary of the Bill

To make provision about the regulation of operators of dominant airports; to confer functions on the Civil Aviation Authority under competition legislation in relation to services provided at airports; to make provision about aviation security; to make provision about the regulation of provision of flight accommodation; to make further provision about the Civil Aviation Authority’s membership, administration and functions in relation to enforcement, regulatory burdens and the provision of information relating toaviation; and for connected purposes.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation on the Civil Aviation Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Further Information

The Scrutiny Unit can help with any queries about oral evidence.

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