HL Deb 27 January 1999 vol 596 cc158-9WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in the working group which has been established by the Minister of Transport, Dr. John Reid MP, to establish standard definitions for reporting incidents involving violent and disruptive airline passengers and for more co-ordinated information, they will propose that staff be asked to report on the state of sobriety of the passengers in question, whatever the main offence may have been. [HL613]

Lord Whitty

The Working Group on disruptive passengers is due to meet for the first time on 1 February 1999. Of the issues to be discussed, this will be one of many suggestions that the group will be taking into serious consideration.