HC Deb 12 May 1954 vol 527 c1227
34. Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he has yet abolished the passenger service charge of 5s. for each passenger leaving his Department's airports for overseas; and what new arrangements are now in force.

Mr. Profumo

I have nothing to add to the statement which my right hon. Friend made on 8th March.

Mr. P. Morris

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that the public regard this charge as a real imposition which should be withdrawn without further delay?

Mr. Profumo

If the hon. Member reads the statement to which I have referred he will realise that the intention is to alleviate at the earliest possible date this great deterrent to air traffic.