Post Brexit plans for General Aviation

Adrian Beney made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Department for Transport,

Please provide details on the extent to which there has been analysis or planning in the DfT on the impact of a "no-deal" Brexit on the General Aviation sector.

This request includes but is not limited to :

* the impact on access to EU airfields for General Aviation flights originating in the UK and vice-versa;
* the provision of customs arrangements at UK airfields which do not currently operate scheduled international passenger transport flights; and
* the availability of 100LL AvGas in the UK.

Yours sincerely

Adrian Beney

Department for Transport

Dear Mr Beney,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0016860.

A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Digital Service
Zone D/04
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Susan Watts, Department for Transport

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Beney,

 

Thank you for your email dated 26 December 2018 concerning the above
matter.

 

In order to progress matters I would be grateful if you would reply to the
attached letter.

 

Thank you in anticipation.

 

With kind regards

 

Susan

 

[1][IMG]          Mrs Susan Watts 
Senior Policy Advisor for General Aviation,  

1/26, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR  

07771 841002       
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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Dear Susan

Thank you for your prompt reply to my FOI request.

Not knowing what information you have it’s hard to say what dates I am interested in. As a GA pilot and operator I am concerned about the impact of a no deal Brexit so the most recent information is likely to be of more use than anything which has already been superseded.

So in that context could I ask that the “to” date in your search is the date upon which you carry out the search and the “from” date is that date which means that any subsequent work you need to do does not exceed the statutory time which can be spent on a successful FOI request.

If that “from” date proves impossible for you to assess, then instead may we start with 1 July 2018 please?

With many thanks

Yours sincerely

Adrian Beney

Susan Watts, Department for Transport

Thank you for your email. I'm out of the office until 7 Jan. I'll not have
access to emails so I'll deal with your querry on my return to the office.
Happy New Year.

With kind regards

Sue

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Susan Watts, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Beney,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Please find attached a detailed reply.

 

With kind regards

 

Sue

 

[1][IMG]          Mrs Susan Watts 
Aviation Surface Access Policy Advisor,  

1/25, Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR  

07771 841002       
[2]Follow us on twitter @transportgovuk 

 

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Dear Mr Kirby

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Transport's handling of my FOI request 'Post Brexit plans for General Aviation'. Please forward this request to [email address] if needed.

While I appreciate your appeal to Section 35(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, I do not accept your reasons for invoking it. I specifically asked about the DfT's preparations in respect of an exit from the EU with no treaty arrangement or withdrawal agreement. Therefore appealing to that exemption in respect of international negotiations which by definition would not apply in the event of "No Deal" seems a spurious use of the exemption. Further, I asked not for details of future policy, but about practical arrangements which the DfT might already have put in place. For example, it is already widely publicised that extra shipping capacity has been chartered. The information I am seeking is about the things you have already decided to do in the event a No Deal EU Exit, not the things you might decide to do in the future. Thus the request is about intended praxis, not about future policy.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours sincerely,

Adrian Beney

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Mr Beney,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review.

We aim to respond to you on or before the 19 February.

Regards,

Jeremy Thompson
FOI Advice Team
Department for Transport

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FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

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Dear Adrian,

 

Please see the attached response to your review request.

 

Regards

FOI Advice Team

Department for Transport

 

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Dear Mr Goodwin

Thank you for your reply with the list of links which have become available since I originally submitted the FoI request. I appreciate your pointing me to them. This has at least partially answered the question.

Yours sincerely

Adrian Beney