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Queen signals airspace reform is priority for Government in latest speech

PUBLISHED: 16:10 14 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:21 15 October 2019

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The work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation has been recognised in the Queen's Speech, with the Government announcing that reform of UK airspace is one of its top priorities

In her speech, which is written by the Government, the Queen announced that new legislation is on its way.

She said an Aviation Bill will "provide for effective and efficient management of the United Kingdom's airspace".

Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation's (APPG-GA) dedicated Airspace Working Group, Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, welcomed the proposals.

Lord Kirkhope said: "It is a good sign that the Government has placed airspace reform in this Queen's Speech alongside its other flagship policies. I hope that they take into serious consideration the Inquiry report we recently published on the matter.

"The APPG-GA's Airspace Working Group will continue to work closely with the Department for Transport to make sure this new Aviation Bill includes measures that will be for the benefit of General Aviation."

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