HL Deb 21 December 1982 vol 437 cc1053-4WA
The Earl of Kimberley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What conclusions have been reached following the review of protection for scheduled airline passengers in the event of the financial failure of airlines.

Lord Cockfield

Following my department's consultations with the travel, air transport and insurance industries and with the Air Transport Users Committee regarding protection for scheduled airline passengers, I have decided that there is no justification for imposing mandatory levies or insurance schemes on either the airlines or their passengers. Individual insurance policies are now available which provide protection for passengers against the financial failure of airlines. Those intending to travel by air may well wish to protect themselves in this way.