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‘In time, inaction will become progressively less defensible’

Bucks told TTG he was confident the Department for Transport, which commissioned the review, would still run the rule over his recommendations, despite the department holding only a six-week consultation (9 May to 20 June) on his findings as part of its “ongoing consultation on Aviation 2050”, the government’s future of UK aviation green paper.


“The government has yet to respond to our report,” said Bucks. “This is – understandably, I hope – a source of some frustration on my part. But it is important to recognise that even if government had acted immediately to implement our recommendations, many of the key measures could not have been put in place in time to deal with the collapse of Thomas Cook.


“As I recognised in our report, ministers would quite rightly want to weigh up our recommendations carefully before proceeding. As time goes by, however, inaction will become progressively less defensible, especially if there were to be another large-scale failure.”

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