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Civil Aviation (Airport Taxes)

Volume 530: debated on Friday 23 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will now abolish the airport tax imposed on passengers leaving this country by air.

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement on this subject made in the debate on Civil Aviation on 8th March. Passengers will be able from 1st August to pay this charge when buying their tickets in the airline offices in this country of both air corporations and of British independent operators. This should considerably reduce the annoyance of having to find money at the last moment when leaving the country.