§ Mr. Parkin
asked the President of the Board of Trade what discussions he has had with the Association of British Travel Agents on means to prevent holiday travellers being stranded through the administrative or financial failures of travel firms with slender or inadequate resources.
§ Mr. Mason
The Association of British Travel Agents has told me that under its new Accounts Rules, adopted on 8th October, 1964, its members will be required in future to present independent accountants' statements at annual intervals for scrutiny by its Council. It also proposes to establish a fund to be available in certain circumstances to assist tourists in the event of financial default by a member of the Association.