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ABTA MP Consumer Protection Poll

A survey of the ComRes MPs Panel on behalf of ABTA published in August 2011.

Date Published: 24 Aug 2011

Categories: Business | Consumer | Policy Makers | UK


ABTA Reveals Almost Two Thirds of MPs Support Increased Financial Protection

Nearly two thirds [62%] of MPs believe that consumer protection should be reformed so that everyone travelling is protected from financial loss. This substantial support for increased financial protection is revealed today in an exclusive ABTA survey. This figure has risen from 54% in nine months and reveals the growing importance MPs place on this issue.

Luke Pollard ABTA Head of Public Affairs said: “Our survey clearly reveals that there is growing support in Westminster for increased financial protection in the travel industry. ABTA is leading the campaign for a comprehensive and workable solution that includes airlines, protects consumers and is fair for the industry and we are clearly gaining ground. Now is the time to press our case even more strongly with fundamental reviews of the ATOL scheme, Package Travel Directive and Air Passenger Rights underway, so that we finally deal with the elephant in the room, including airlines in a protection regime”.

25 August 2011

Notes to Editors:
ComRes surveyed 158 MPs on the ComRes Parliamentary Panel between 27th June and 18th July 2011 and 151 MPs between 15th October and 12th November 2010 by self-completion postal questionnaire and online. Data were weighted to reflect the exact composition of the House of Commons. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full data tables can be found at

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