HC Deb 06 February 1990 vol 166 c574W
Mr. Butterfill

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on how the proposed European Community draft directive on package travel will affect current Association of British Travel Agents' codes of conduct.

Mr. Forth

An EC directive has yet to be formally adopted, although EC Ministers reached a common position on an amended proposal at the 21–22 December 1989 Council. It is therefore too early to say, in advance of its finally agreed form, how a directive might affect the operation of the ABTA codes of conduct. However, the Department of Trade and Industry will consult widely when considering how to implement any directive which is agreed in this area.