HC Deb 17 March 1965 vol 708 c1253
10. Mr. Wall

asked the Minister of Aviation why, subsequent to the ending of the 7s. 6d. airport service charge, a 7s. 6d. United Kingdom departure charge is now levied; by what authority this charge is made; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Stonehouse

The departure charge was introduced by the international airlines to meet the costs of the Government's navigation service charge which came into force on 1st November. The departure charge was agreed in the International Air Transport Association as a temporary measure and was approved by all authorities concerned, except the United States of America. It will be withdrawn on 1st April when higher fares will be introduced on certain routes.