HC Deb 28 November 1973 vol 865 cc160-1W
Mr. Simeons

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to prevent the use of executive jets for journeys without the majority of the passenger capacity being used so that fuel may be saved ; and if he will advise those intending to travel by this means to use scheduled flights if available.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

The arrangements for allocation of fuel announced to the House last week apply to the operators of executive aircraft. Separate legislation to cover such cases would not be appropriate. I am discussing priorities for oil allocation with the civil aviation industry, and I would certainly ask anyone contemplating travel by executive aircraft to use scheduled flights wherever they are available.