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Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL10246, tabled on 11 September 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ratify the 2014 Montreal Protocol to help to ensure that they have the appropriate enforcement powers against disruptive air passengers.

Answered on

20 September 2018

During this legislative cycle, the Government does not intend to complete the ratification of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Montreal Protocol 2014 on disruptive passengers. The majority of the provisions within this protocol are already part of UK law, and we are confident we can take necessary action in regard to disruptive passengers. For example, the UK already has “state of landing” and “state of operator jurisdiction”, which means that disruptive passengers on any flight that touches down within the UK can be charged and, if necessary, prosecuted. No other European Union countries have ratified the 2014 Montreal Protocol.