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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/

Ian Sheppard

Ian Sheppard is a director of First Aerospace Media, based at Redhill Aerodrome near Gatwick. A graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, Ian was an aviation journalist and editor for many years, including editing AOPA UK's magazine for two years. He has a Graduate Diploma Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law. Ian has an FAA PPL and EASA/CAA CPL with Flight Instructor Rating.
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