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Aviation: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 167324, tabled on 11 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date he plans to publish the aviation recovery plan; and whether it is his policy to make Government support for the aviation industry dependant on commitments to reduce carbon emissions.

Answered on

17 March 2021

On 22 February the Prime Minister announced that the Global Travel Taskforce will develop a framework to facilitate greater international travel, whilst managing the risk of COVID cases and new variants, which will report on 12 April.

The government is also currently developing a strategic framework for the aviation sector, which will focus on how the sector can build back better to deliver a world leading aviation sector for the UK. We expect to publish this framework later this year.

This will include a thorough consideration of the sector’s contribution to the government’s target of a net zero economy by 2050.