As my hon. Friend probably has a good deal of influence with the Corporations, will he not ask them to realise that before or after an air journey is about the last possible time that a non-smoker wants to be alongside a pipe, cigar or cigarette?
My influence is probably no more than my hon. Friend's influence. B.E.A. certainly pay attention to the trends of public opinion in these matters. I can tell my hon. Friend that B.E.A. will shortly be having double-decker buses going out to the airport, and perhaps they might consider having the top deck for smokers and the bottom deck for non-smokers.
May I take it from what the Minister said that he is sympathetic to the idea that some attention ought to be paid to the non-smoker as well as the undeserved attention which is paid to the smoker? As he knows, I have tried on many occasions to get non-smoking arrangements on aircraft. Those attempts have been turned down. Does he hope to be more successful in his efforts to impress on B.E.A. the need to provide non-smoking accommodation at least on the buses?