Saturday 22 December 2018 / 10:10 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

Labour calls for an independent inquiry into Gatwick drone chaos

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, calling for an independent inquiry into the disruptions at Gatwick airport, said:

“The Government was repeatedly warned about the risks posed by drones to aviation but failed to act.

“The delay in bringing forward legislation is indicative of this Government’s failure to concentrate on the day to day business in front of them. They have taken their eye off the ball.

“The scale of disruption is unacceptable and it demands that we find out how this was allowed to happen, which is why Labour are calling for an independent inquiry.”