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United Kingdom-United States Air Travel

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) whether, under the new air service agreement, Laker Airways remains a United Kingdom designated flag carrier on the London-New York route; and whether he hopes to be able to negotiate better terms for Laker's United States of America permit for the Skytrain service than that at present granted by the CAB for the service;(2) to what extent United States of America scheduled or supplemented operators will be able to operate services similar to the Laker Skytrain as a result of the recent agreement: (

a) on the London-New York route and ( b) on other United Kingdom to United States of America routes;

(3) what change in United Kingdom-United States of America air fares he expects to see in real terms up to 1981;

(4) what has been the annual growth in recent years in United Kingdom-United States of America air travel: and what rate of annual growth he expects up to 1981;

(5) what reduction he expects to take place in seat capacity on the United Kingdom-United States of America air route as a result of the new air services agreement;

(6) what restrictions on United Kingdom—United States of America charter flights he expects to see as a result of the recent air services agreement;

(7) what is the present value in money terms of the total United Kingdom-United

Unit

EEC

Rest of World

Live animalsThousand1,799136
Meat and meat productsThousand metric tons584485
FishThousand metric tons54148
Cereals and cereal preparationsThousand metric tons5,0703,868
Fruit and vegetablesThousand metric tons1,0902,840
Sugar and sugar preparationsThousand metric tons3882,370
HoneyThousand metric tons311
CoffeeThousand metric tons11101
TeaThousand metric tons18206
CocoaThousand metric tons9118
SpicesThousand metric tons116
Feeding stuffs for animalsThousand metric tons5031,119
Other food preparationsThousand metric tons703224