§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of the President of the Board of Trade on 15 December 1992,Official Report, column 147, on guidelines on free flight offers, what progress has been made in the Government's consideration of the Civil Aviation Authority's proposal on a statutory financial protection scheme to reimburse scheduled passengers in the event of an airline collapsing.
§ Mr. Norris
The position remains as indicated in the answer of 15 December. Primary legislation would be needed to implement such a financial protection scheme and will necessarily depend on there being an opportunity to introduce such legislation.