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Travel Clubs

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (1) if he plans to introduce legislation to protect travellers in the event of failure of a travel club to which all or part of an air fare has been paid;(2) if he will introduce legislation to prevent travel clubs selling to the public unless they are associated with a travel agents' organisation or are suitably bonded.

Tour operators are already covered by bonding and licensing arrangements administered by the Civil Aviation Authority under legislation for which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade is responsible. I have no plans to introduce any new legislation in this area at the present time.