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Mike Gapes signs Early Day Motion 468 (Lifting the ban on UK flights to Sharm El Sheikh)

Mike Gapes MP (Ilford South) has given his support to Early Day Motion (EDM) 486 regarding lifting the ban on UK flights to Sharm El Sheikh.

The text of the motion reads: 'That this House welcomes the successful implementation of the UK-Egyptian joint action plan and substantial investment in upgrading security at Sharm El Sheikh airport using UK expertise in transport and security services; understands that Sharm El Sheikh airport is now considered by Department for Transport officials as one of the safest airports in the world; further notes that the UK Foreign Office safety categorisation for Sharm El Sheikh is green meaning that it is assessed as safe; acknowledges the reinstatement of flights to Sharm El Sheikh from other European countries including Germany, Italy and Belgium and the resumption of holiday flights from the UK to Tunisia; and calls on the Government to review the situation urgently, taking account of updated security advice and to consider lifting immediately the ban on flights from the UK to Sharm El Sheikh.'

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