Passenger Service Charges

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1954.

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Photo of Captain Henry Kerby Captain Henry Kerby , Arundel and Shoreham 12:00 am, 12th May 1954

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he has yet abolished the passenger service charge of 5s. for each passenger leaving his Department's airports for overseas; and what new arrangements are now in force.

Photo of Mr John Profumo Mr John Profumo , Stratford-on-Avon

I have nothing to add to the statement which my right hon. Friend made on 8th March.

Photo of Mr Percy Morris Mr Percy Morris , Swansea West

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that the public regard this charge as a real imposition which should be withdrawn without further delay?

Photo of Mr John Profumo Mr John Profumo , Stratford-on-Avon

If the hon. Member reads the statement to which I have referred he will realise that the intention is to alleviate at the earliest possible date this great deterrent to air traffic.