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Chair responds to Government announcements on aviation

24 November 2020

Responding to this morning's announcements on aviation from the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, the Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Huw Merriman MP, said:

“This welcome Government announcement will allow passengers to take to the skies and seas with safety and certainty. It will also provide a much needed boost to our aviation sector and a workforce who have borne the brunt of the Covid pandemic. It’s essential that the Government does not stop there but embraces new testing developments to reduce the quarantine period further still. Business rates relief for our airports, called for by our committee in June, will give our airports welcome financial breathing space until the vaccine further encourages demand.”

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