§ Mr. Hoyle
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it a condition of granting regulatory approval of the purchase by W. S. Air Inc. of the Philadelphia/London and Baltimore/London routes from Trans World Airlines Inc. that all employees allocated to these routes will be offered transfer terms.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The designation of one airline on a route in substitution for another is a matter for the Government of the country concerned, in this case, the United States. Employment arrangements are matters for the companies concerned and their employees, subject to any relevant rules regarding employment protection and transfer which apply under United Kingdom law. They are not matters on which I intervene.