§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what representations he or the Office of Fair Trading has received suggesting that the retention of RPM in the travel industry may be in the interest of the consumer; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Fraser
I take it that the hon. Member is referring to the agreement between the members of the Association of British Travel Agents not to sell package holidays below the tour operators' brochure price. I understand that details of this agreement have been submitted to the Office of Fair Trading under the Restrictive Trade Practices (Services) Order 1976, which it is the responsibility of the Director General of Fair Trading to administer.