§ 38. Mr. Onslow
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is satisfied that the Air Transport Licensing Board is discharging its obligations under the Civil Aviation (Licensing) Act, 1960: and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Onslow
Can the Minister tell the House what statutory duty the Board had last year to take into account the criteria for price behaviour set out in the White Paper on prices and incomes policy in considering domestic fare increase applications? Is he aware that this year probably no domestic carrier is making a profit on internal routes? How, in those conditions, can the Board be said to be carrying out its obligations?
§ Mr. Marten
Would the right hon. Gentleman answer the Question put by my hon. Friend? Under what authority 1643 did the Air Transport Licensing Board have to consider the Government's prices and incomes policy? It was not in its Statute to do so.