Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (267, 268)

Pat Breen

Question:

348 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Transport, further to Parliamentary Question No. 415 of 3 February 2004, if, in accordance with the terms of the 1944 ICAO Chicago Convention, member states are obliged to prepare aerodrome safeguarding maps in order to ensure that certain pathways through the air on approaches to runways should be clear of obstacles at certain heights; if he is ultimately responsible for ensuring that such maps are prepared in respect of each runway at the three State airports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6575/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

This is a matter for the Irish Aviation Authority, as the issue of safeguarding maps is covered in Annex 14 to the Chicago Convention.

Pat Breen

Question:

349 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Transport, further to Parliamentary Question No. 480 of 16 December 2003, the date that red zones changed from being two-dimensional surfaces on the ground to three-dimensional surfaces in the sky; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6576/04]

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I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 438 of 17 February 2004.