In the Scottish Parliament today, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP stressed the importance of governmental cooperation with the aviation industry to ensure the new quarantine restrictions are introduced safely, and to protect the jobs of thousands of employees.
In a question to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Mr Cole-Hamiliton asked:
“I’ve had correspondence about this statement from Edinburgh Airport, one of the biggest employers in my constituency. They have informed me that they only received notice and the details of this plan as the Cabinet Secretary got to his feet some moments ago.”
The Cabinet Secretary for Transport claimed the government is going to meet with representatives of the aviation sector. He also said that the government will ensure further cooperation with aviation firms to provide a definite strategy for passengers and their quarantine period.On this response, Mr Cole-Hamilton said: