Decision on air control sell off

The Government will not sell its share of the Hampshire based National Air Traffic Service. It had been looking at selling it to help pay the national debt.

Government decision on air control sell off

The Government is to keep its share of the Hampshire based National Air Traffic Service. It had been looking at selling it to help pay the national debt. Following a campaign by unions - who claimed if it was in the hands of the private sector safety may be compromised - it will keep its share.

At the moment airlines, staff and the Government are responsible for the service with no one having an overall majority stake.