§ Mr. Gordon Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received about the decision of airline companies to separate passenger service charges from the price of their tickets; and what assessment he has made of that decision. 
§ Dr. Howells
I have received one letter on this issue. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions has lead responsibility for this issue, and I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Transport in London to my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Snape) on 11 May 1999,Official Report, columns 108–09.