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Fares Policy

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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12.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what response his Department has made to EEC proposals relating to policy on fares in the EEC.

17.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the EEC Transport Commissioner on policy towards fares in the European Economic Community.

31.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the European Economic Community Transport Commissioner on policy towards fares within the European Economic Community.

34.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the European Economic Community Transport Commissioner on policy towards fares within the European Economic Community.

44.

Carlile asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made towards liberalising European air fares.

At last week's Transport Council, there was unanimous agreement to a package of measures, including fares liberalisation. Regrettably, however, adoption of the measures is being held up by Spanish refusal to accept the inclusion of Gibraltar. The presidency is making strenuous efforts to find ways of getting the package adopted and we are co-operating fully with them. A further Transport Council is planned for tomorrow.

27.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what advice on fare levels has been issued by his Department to public industries.

Responsibility for determining fares lies with individual transport industries. Guidance was provided to British Rail and London Regional Transport in the published objectives we have set the chairmen.