Lilian Greenwood – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lilian Greenwood on 2016-04-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2016 to Question 34715, and with reference to paragraph 15.20 of the Airports Commission: Final Report, published in July 2015, what response he has made to the Airports Commission’s recommendation that the Government should alter its guidance to allow public service obligation subsidies that specify airports both origin and destination.

Mr Robert Goodwill

The criteria for Public Service Obligations (PSOs) are determined by regulations agreed at the European level. We are carefully considering the Airports Commission’s recommendation to extend the scope of PSOs.