HC Deb 28 June 1971 vol 820 cc16-7W
55. Mr. Milne

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to prevent firms in the travel trade from causing holiday-makers to suffer loss from cancellation of holiday through action taken by travel agents or tour operators after deposits or moneys have been paid, and for these firms to be liable for full compensation for all losses to holidaymakers arising from such action.

Mr. Noble

I do not consider that legislation would be appropriate. Cancellations are usually due to circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator and alternatives or refunds are normally offered.