Mr. Pounder asked:
the Minister of Aviation if he will give a general direction to British European Airways, in the public interest, to provide buses of about 20-seater capacity to connect with British European Airways domestic flights which will leave for the city terminal approximately five minutes after the flight arrival for the convenience of passengers travelling with cabin luggage only.
Is my hon. Friend not aware that at London Airport, in particular, there is often a delay of 15 to 20 minutes between the arrival of the flight and the departure of the coach for the city terminus? Is he not aware that this is due to the time taken for luggage collection? Is he not aware that normally it takes two coaches to meet the requirements of each of these domestic flights? Will he consider using one of them for business men travelling with hand luggage only?