First Amendment, By Parliamentary Appreciation, Of Decree-Law No. 66/2008, Of 9 April, That Regulates The Allocation Of A Social Mobility Allowance To Residents And Students, In The Framework Of Air Services Between The Mainland And The Region Autón

Original Language Title: Primeira alteração, por apreciação parlamentar, do Decreto-Lei n.º 66/2008, de 9 de Abril, que «regula a atribuição de um subsídio social de mobilidade aos cidadãos residentes e estudantes, no âmbito dos serviços aéreos entre o continente e a Região Autón

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Partido Popular Party CDS-PP Parliamentary Group Assembly of the Republic-Palace of Saint Benedict-1249-068 Lisboa-Phone: 21 391 9233-Fax: 21 391 7456 Email: gp_pp@pp.parlamento.pt Parliamentary Assessment No. 77/X Decree-Law No. 66/2008 of 9 April 2008 that Regulates the allocation of a social mobility allowance to residents and students, in the framework of air services between the Mainland and the autonomous region of Madeira 1. The Government, with the approval of Decree-Law No. 66/2008, we propose to liberalize air travel between the Mainland and the wood.

2. This decree-law adopts a competitive regime compliant mechanisms, through the liberalization of prices for air fares, without prejudice to the maintenance, in a transitional phase, aid the mobility of passengers and students, embodied in the allocation of a flat-rate allowance to them, in order to soften the initial impact of this liberalisation.

3. This new model of passenger aid residents and students, such as on the explanatory memorandum of this decree-law, is based on the following characteristics: flat rate allowance for travel between the Mainland and the autonomous region of Madeira, since the rates used by residents and students are exceeding this value; liberalization of fares, putting an end to the maximums payable by residents and students currently set; annual review of the amount of the subsidy in relation to the behavior of the rates; subsidy retrospectively, directly to the beneficiaries, which must apply it to the public entity selected by the Government to proceed to payment, upon proof of eligibility, passing air carriers to receive the full fare, without deduction of the amount of this allowance.

4. Being the liberalisation, in the broadest sense, good news for anyone who regularly uses the air links between the Mainland and the wood, the truth is that the liberalization model chosen by the Government is deeply harmful for the locals.



2 5. An example of this is, for example, the fact that this liberalisation: i) put an end to public service obligations of the TAP; II) keep the grant to the ticket price, although in different amounts of current and molds, but end up with the student; III) ensures the "aid to mobility" of residents in the region "in a transitional stage", which suggests that in the future the State will have to subsidize these trips; IV) forcing users to pay the entire ticket and waiting for reimbursement in the percentage covered by the State.

6. Thus, the CDS is of the opinion that the liberalisation of the market between the Mainland and the wood must be careful rules to defend the residents on wood, in a contratualizada liberalisation, ensuring, firstly, an effective reduction of prices, as well as maintaining the student fare.

In these terms, and under article 162, point (c)) and in article 169, both of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, and of the provisions of article 189 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly of the Republic, the undersigned, Members of the parliamentary group of the Partido Popular-CDS, come for the Parliamentary Consideration, with a view to its amendment of Decree-Law No. 66/2008 , of 9 April.

Palácio de s. Bento, 18 April 2008 Members of the CDS-PP,