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British Airways (Fares)

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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36.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether bearing in mind that it is now cheaper to fly from London to San Francisco than to Inverness, he will refer British Airways (UK) to the Price Commission for investigation.

No. The fares from London to San Francisco are well above those from London to Inverness but, in any event, fares charged by United Kingdom airlines are subject to the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority and are not a matter for the Price Commission. In examining fare proposais the authority is required to have regard, among other things, to Government prices policy.