Tuesday 24 November 2020 / 11:40 AM Jim McMahon / Transport

Government incompetently slow to react to support aviation sector – Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the announcement of Test to Release and funding for new airports, said:

“The Government promised support for the aviation sector in March, this is not it. The Government has again been incompetently slow to react. They’ve had months to set up airport testing and months to sort out the flaws of their quarantine proposals.

“It will take a long time to recover from the impact of the virus. The Government must come up with the sector-specific plan it promised for the aviation sector and its supply chain that supports almost a quarter of a million jobs and protects the environment.”