§ Mr. Clinton Davis
It is the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority to determine air fares and to consider their effects on traffic in accordance with the policy guidance.
§ Mr. Steen
In line with the Minister's enlightened decision to forbid the Civil Aviation Authority increasing its navigational charges at Speke and not at Manchester, will the hon. Gentleman tell the Authority that it has no right to increase the domestic airline fare from Speke to London by £2.40 from 1st April and reduce the fare from Manchester to London by 60p from 1st April, the distances involved being identical?
§ Mr. Trotter
May I ask the hon. Gentleman about flights to Brussels and other destinations across the Channel? How can he justify a situation in which it costs twice as much for a journey of the same distance if one is crossing the water as against an internal flight in Britain, and twice as much as in the case of a flight of the same distance in America? Are not the airlines taking advantage of the inconvenience of 927 proceeding by any other means, and is not that unfair?