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Uk/us Air Liberalisation

EDM number 308 in 1996-97, proposed by Peter Fry on 04/12/1996.

That this House notes the resumption of formal talks between the United Kingdom and the United States aimed at negotiating a new bilateral air services agreement to replace Bermuda II; believes that this provides an opportunity to conclude a durable deal of benefit to consumers and all United Kingdom airlines; bearing in mind the United States insistence that the agreement should be similar to those it has negotiated with other European countries, urges Her Majesty's Government to insist that, if the United States wants new rights for its carriers to fly into Heathrow, to pick up passengers and fly on to points within Europe and beyond, it should be prepared in return to amend its protectionist barriers, including those preventing United Kingdom carriers serving more cities in the United States, limiting foreign ownership of United States airlines and having shares in United States airlines,and to further the opportunities for British airlines to carry freight, including United States Government business, to, from and in the United States; believes that, if skies over the United Kingdom and Europe are to be declared open, this should be matched by genuine open skies over the United States; and believes that a successful negotiation on these lines would be in the long-term interests of consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Peter Fry04/12/1996WellingboroughProposed
John Marek04/12/1996WrexhamSigned
David Marshall04/12/1996Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Terry Dicks04/12/1996Hayes & HarlingtonSigned
Andrew Bowden04/12/1996Brighton, KemptownSigned
Bill Walker05/12/1996North TaysideSigned
Tony Banks05/12/1996Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman05/12/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans05/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/12/1996LeighSigned
Michael Colvin05/12/1996Romsey and WatersideSigned
Roy Hughes05/12/1996Newport EastSigned
Nick Harvey05/12/1996North DevonSigned
Peter Hardy05/12/1996WentworthSigned
James Spicer05/12/1996West DorsetSigned
Martin Smyth05/12/1996Belfast SouthSigned
Sydney Chapman05/12/1996Chipping BarnetSigned
Michael Spicer09/12/1996Worcestershire SouthSigned
David Knox09/12/1996Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
John Wilkinson09/12/1996Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
William Powell10/12/1996CorbySigned
Allan Stewart11/12/1996Renfrewshire EastSigned
Gary Waller11/12/1996KeighleySigned
Ian Davidson11/12/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
William Ross12/12/1996East LondonderrySigned
John Heppell12/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Martyn Jones12/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone12/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Roy Beggs12/12/1996East AntrimSigned
Neville Trotter12/12/1996TynemouthSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Ivan Lawrence13/01/1997BurtonSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned

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