§ 17. Mr. John Evans
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.
§ 34. Mr. Michael
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. Mr. Alex
Carlile asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made towards liberalising European air fares.
§ Mr. Channon
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. Mrs. Dunwoody
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what advice on fare levels has been issued by his Department to public industries.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
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.