John Whittingdale – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The below Parliamentary question was asked by John Whittingdale on 2014-04-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received about the implications of the proposed EU Package Travel Directive on insolvency protection for consumers; and if he will make a statement.

Jenny Willott

BIS officials are in regular contact with a variety of organisations which have a particular interest in the implications of the proposed Directive, including the elements covering insolvency protection for consumers. Those organisations are among the 42 which responded to this Department’s Call for Evidence on the Proposal for a New Directive on Package Travel and Assisted Travel Arrangements. Responses commenting on the insolvency protection proposals were received from a wide range of organisations, representing the interests of the travel trade, consumers, tourism, and legal firms.