§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether the policy of his Department in relation to preferential travel arrangements with specified hotels changes once a hotel has been sold to the private sector; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eyre
Our policy is to leave these matters to the transport operators concerned since they have the responsibility for deciding their fares and charges. I understand from them that commercial principles are applied to all contractual arrangements of this kind irrespective of who owns the individual hotels.