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Court Line (Holidaymakers)

Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how much money has now been paid by the liquidator to holidaymakers who lost their money in 1974 due to the collapse of Court Line Ltd.; how many people have now received money from the liquidator; and if he will make a statement.

No distributions to holidaymakers or other creditors have yet been made by the liquidators. Since they are appointed by the court I am not in a position to intervene. The Government's proposals to assist these and other holidaymakers are contained in the Air Travel Reserve Fund Bill which will be debated on 20th February.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how the inquiries of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration into the collapse of the Court Line Travel Division are progressing; and if he will make a statement.

The Parliamentary Commissioner is an officer of Parliament and it is not appropriate for me to report on the progress of any inquiry he has in hand.