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According to the APPG for General Aviation Secretariat, Lord (Byron) Davies of Gower has asked the UK Government the following questions relating to support forthcoming for General Aviation following the response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they plan to give to flying schools and clubs whose operations have been disrupted by measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to temporarily defer the regulatory deadlines and charges on (1) airports, and (2) airlines, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they plan to give large airports which are forced to remain open as key national infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what temporary tax relief they plan to give (1) airlines, and (2) airports, during the period in which their operations are limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It is hoped that answers will be forthcoming in the next few days. The links are below for the questions above:

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2020-03-25/HL2928/

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2020-03-25/HL2929/

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2020-03-25/HL2930/

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2020-03-25/HL2931/

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Ian Sheppard acts as Communications Adviser to GAAC including maintaining the website and issuing GAAC Alerts, and associated Social Media. Ian is based at Redhill Aerodrome. A graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, he has been an aviation journalist and editor for many publications, including editing AOPA UK's magazine, and editing international show dailies for AIN. He has legal qualifications and maintains a strong interest in law and regulation. Ian has a CPL with a FI Rating.
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