§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Minister for Trade what information he has as to the amounts owing to people holding scheduled flight tickets sold by the Laker Group; and whether any of the amounts owing have been repaid by Mr. Rowland of Lonrho Ltd.
§ Mr. Sproat
I am informed by the receivers that just under 17,000 people held scheduled tickets on Skytrain with a total value estimated at £3.85 million. Some of them were able to use their return coupons with other airlines. How many remain with unused coupons is not yet known. I have no information on Mr. Rowland's plans to repay ticket-holders.