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Lords debates Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill

24 January 2020

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Members of the Lords, including a former Chief of the Air Staff and the vice president of the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA), will discuss the key principles and purpose of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill during second reading, on Monday 27 January.

This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

This bill aims to:

  • make changes to airspace arrangements, air traffic services and licensing
  • provide greater enforcement capability to police regarding the use of drones.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Transport, is expected to open the debate on the bill and respond on behalf of the government.

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