§ Mr. Dodsworth
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how much money has been collected by payments into the Air Travel Reserve Fund; and how much has been paid out to people who have lost money, showing how many people and firms involved, since the fund came into existence.
§ Mr. Meacher
Payments passed to the Air Travel Reserve Fund Agency by the Civil Aviation Authority up to 30th September totalled £18.3 million. I understand that up to that date the Agency had made payments from the fund of a little over £5 million to about 115,000 people. Details of the companies involved are included in the Agency's annual accounts, which will be laid before the House in accordance with the Air Travel Reserve Fund Act 1975.