25 January 2011

William Bain (Glasgow North East, Labour): Asked the Secretary of State for Transport what response he made to the representations by the Airline Group on proposals for the sale of the remaining state-owned shares in National Air Traffic Services.

 Theresa Villiers (Aviation Minister, Conservative): Following the Budget announcement (June 2010) the Government are continuing to work with other shareholders, including the Airline Group, to explore the options for a potential sale of shares in NATS. As laid out in the spending review document (October 2010), we expect to take decisions on whether and how to proceed by Budget 2011. No decisions have yet been taken as to whether the Government will sell any part of their shareholding.

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