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Air Passenger Duty

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to tax aircraft emissions rather than impose air passenger duty; and if he will make a statement. (157260)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues about potential alternatives to air passenger duty; and what plans he has to change the current system. (157317)

I refer the hon. Members to the Chancellor’s statement in the House on 9 October 2007, Official Report, column 167W, and to the pre-Budget report and Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 ‘Meeting the aspirations of the British people’ (Cm.7227) paragraphs 7.54 to 7.56.