HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c619W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Trade, if he will now confirm the rates of levy to aviation security during 1978–79.

Mr. Clinton Davis

It is intended that the arrangements that I announced on 27th May 1977—[Vol. 932, c.658–9]—should apply. The levy on 28 airport authorities that are licensed for public use by or are owned by the Civil Aviation Authority and that had more than 50,000 passengers in 1976, will be at the rate of 80p per arriving passenger. Regulations to confirm these arrangements will be laid before Parliament when the legislation mentioned in Her Majesty's Gracious Speech has been enacted.