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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen): We are pleased to announce that on 5 June the UK and US Governments reached agreement on a package of new opportunities for UK and US airlines. This will mean that passengers will be able to benefit from greater frequency of transatlantic service and wider choice, and the prospect of more competitive fares.
The deal allows increased services for British Airways on its Heathrow-Philadelphia route, allows a second US airline to operate the Heathrow-Chicago route, confirms and extends the terms of the regional liberalisation offer which my Rt. Hon. friend the Secretary of State for Transport made last October, substantially liberalises code-sharing arrangements and allows UK airlines the
Both governments agreed that the provisions of the agreement would come into effect once the US Government had approved all outstanding code share applications by British Airways in respect of US Air.
The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Earl Ferrers): I have today laid before Parliament legislation to defer until 7 June 1997 the requirement in the Price Marking Order 1991 for certain consumer products to display their unit price from 7 June 1995.
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