HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 cc327-8W
Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of flights from United Kingdom airports during (i) 1984 and (ii) 1985 were delayed (a) between two and four hours, (b) between four and eight hours, (c) between eight and 12 hours and (d) in excess of 12 hours; and if comparative statistics are maintained as to the delays attributable to each airline operating from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Information in the form requested is not available. In 1985, however, the departure pattern was as follows:

per cent.
On time or early 11.4
0 to 15 minutes late 56.8
15 to 30 minutes late 13.5
30 to 60 minutes late 8.3
Over 1 hour late 10.0

Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to review the existing legislative framework for air travellers who have experienced flight delays to obtain compensation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

There are no plans to introduce specific statutory compensation for flight delays. Most airlines nevertheless offer compensation of some form to passengers suffering substantial delays.

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