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Air Travel

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what part has been played by his Department in proposals to provide cheaper air travel between Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and whether he will make a statement.

Air fares between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority. In reaching its decisions, the Authority has a duty under the Civil Aviation Act 1977 to see that services are provided at the lowest charges consistent with a high standard of safety and an economic return to efficient operators.