Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (90, 91)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

202 Mr. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport the Government's views of demands by the US authorities that armed air marshals should be deployed on aircraft flying to the United States; if a specific request has been received from the US authorities that air marshals should be deployed on flights originating in this jurisdiction; if his attention has been drawn to the concerns expressed by pilots and others that such a move may actually increase the danger to passengers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2111/04]

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John Dennehy

Question:

270 Mr. Dennehy asked the Minister for Transport if he expects that air marshals will be required on transatlantic flights from Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2357/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 and 270 together.

I refer the Deputy to the answer I gave to Question No. 825 of 27 January 2004.

Question No. 203 answered with QuestionNo. 139.