Package Holidays: EU Law

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee, Chair, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2014, Official Report, column 168W, on telephone services, when his Department expects to implement the new Package Travel Directive Extending basic rate telephone provision.

Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The European Commission's proposal for a new package travel directive is currently being negotiated. Member states are usually required to implement directives within two years of adoption. Assuming agreement is reached and the new directive is adopted in early 2015, we would expect to implement it in the UK in 2017.

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