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London First comment on draft Civil Aviation Bill

London First comment on draft Civil Aviation Bill

Commenting on today’s publication of the draft Civil Aviation Bill, London First’s chief executive, Baroness Jo Valentine, said:

“We welcome this Bill as good news for passengers at UK airports. The CAA needs greater powers to toughen up airports’ performance on issues like queues and more scope to tailor regulation to meet the particular needs of those major airports which serve London.

“However, the government must take responsibility for one of the other major causes of delays at airports by more effectively resourcing and managing the Borders Agency so that legitimate visitors can enter the UK swiftly and smoothly.”

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London First is a business membership organisation with a mission to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure
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