Letter: `Efficient' farms

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Sir: Colin Small (letter, 2 August) has doubts about the proposed legislation to prevent air passengers endangering flights and reports the brusque response of an air hostess to a "perfectly reasonable" question about reclining seats.

Did he consider that the same "reasonable question", if asked by all passengers, would have taken a total of more than half an hour to answer; that severe penalties and fines are incurred by airlines if safety procedure is not followed; and that any physical injury incurred through not following safety procedure could incur litigation from the very same people who ask these "perfectly reasonable" questions?

For my part I find all these airline safety measures very reassuring, however daft and irksome some of them may seem at the time - far more annoying are the tiny minority of people who don't think before they speak.

CRIS HENDERSON

Beckenham, Kent

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