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Air Travel Organiser's Licensing Protection Contribution

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what the level of the Air Travel Organiser's Licensing Protection contribution will be once the Air Travel Trust Fund deficit has been eliminated; (290770)

(2) by what date he expects the deficit in Air Travel Trust Fund to be eliminated; and if he will make a statement.

In his written statement of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 82-83WS announcing an increase to the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC), the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham (Paul Clark) explained that

“The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intend to review the rate of the APC before the Air Travel Trust fund (ATTF) moves into surplus, projected to be by the spring of 2012.”

A summary of responses to the CAA's consultation on increasing the APC and a copy of the CAA's advice to the Secretary of State are available in the House Library.