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Airline Luggage Restrictions

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many representations he has received from professional musicians, orchestras and bands who have lost engagements due to recent airline luggage restrictions; and what estimate he has made of lost revenue in such cases. (92977)

The Department has had a number of representations from musicians and musicians organisations concerning the carriage of musical instruments in the aircraft cabin following the enhanced security measures introduced in August. Several have referred to cancelled engagements, although specific details have not been given. No estimate is therefore possible.