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Suspension Of BA Flights To Oman

EDM number 754 in 2002-03, proposed by Alan Duncan on 24/02/2003.

That this House notes with dismay that BA has at short notice and with no consultation announced the suspension of its regular flights to Muscat, Oman; notes that it was a profitable and popular route; considers Oman to be amongst the most safe and stable of all countries in the Middle East; believes their decision to be an ill-considered and unnecessary over-reaction to recent FCO travel advice which referred to other countries elsewhere in the region; draws attention to the grave offence BA's decision has caused to the United Kingdom's closest and most long-standing friend and ally in the Gulf; notes that it will prove detrimental to the interests of United Kingdom business and to United Kingdom residents in Oman; and urges BA immediately to reconsider their decision and resume flights to Oman forthwith.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Alan Duncan24/02/2003Rutland & MeltonConservativeProposed
Kate Hoey24/02/2003VauxhallLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle24/02/2003ChorleyLabourSeconded
Nicholas Soames24/02/2003Mid SussexConservativeSeconded
Derek Conway24/02/2003Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSeconded
John Bercow24/02/2003BuckinghamConservativeSeconded
Mark Simmonds24/02/2003Boston & SkegnessConservativeSigned
Jim Cunningham24/02/2003Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Crispin Blunt24/02/2003ReigateConservativeSigned
David Burnside25/02/2003South AntrimUUPSigned
Keith Vaz25/02/2003Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/02/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Duncan25/02/2003Galloway & Upper NithsdaleConservativeSigned
Khalid Mahmood25/02/2003Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Andrew MacKay25/02/2003BracknellConservativeSigned
Paul Keetch25/02/2003HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins25/02/2003TamworthLabourSigned
Syd Rapson26/02/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden26/02/2003Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Hugo Swire26/02/2003East DevonConservativeSigned
David Taylor26/02/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton26/02/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Bob Spink27/02/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Gregory Barker27/02/2003Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis03/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Graham Stringer04/03/2003Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Brian White05/03/2003North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned

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