Aviation: Baggage

Transport written question – answered on 6th March 2013.

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Photo of Brian H Donohoe Brian H Donohoe Labour, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had on the health and safety of baggage handlers, cabin crew and passengers arising from the increase in weight and volume limitations for luggage stored in aircraft overhead compartments.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department for Transport

We have had no such discussions. Airlines have to ensure that all baggage taken on board an aircraft is securely stowed. Subject to that requirement, it is a commercial matter for airlines to determine the size and amount of cabin baggage that a passenger is permitted to take on board. Passengers will normally carry and stow their cabin baggage themselves and should take this into account when packing.

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