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Taxation: Aviation

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what economic modelling he has undertaken in assessing the likely effect of the introduction of the proposed new aviation duty; and if he will make a statement; (229478)

(2) what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of flights using UK airports of the introduction of the proposed new aviation duty.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what modelling has been undertaken in assessing the likely impact on the economic viability of the aviation industry of the introduction of the proposed new aviation duty; (229598)

(2) what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the number of flights using UK airports of the introduction of the proposed new aviation duty.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what modelling has been undertaken to assess the likely effect on the financial viability of the aviation industry of the introduction of the proposed new aviation duty; (229256)

(2) what estimate has been made of the likely effect on the number of flights using UK airports of the introduction of the proposed aviation duty.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the number of flights using UK airports of the introduction of the proposed aviation duty; (230759)

(2) what modelling of likely effects on the economic viability of the aviation industry of the introduction of the proposed aviation duty he has undertaken.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what modelling has been undertaken in assessing the likely impact on the economic viability of the aviation industry following the introduction of aviation duty; (231205)

(2) what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of flights using UK airports of the introduction of the proposed aviation duty.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what modelling his Department has undertaken to assess the likely effect of the proposed introduction of aviation duty on the economic viability of the aviation industry; (230122)

(2) what estimate he has made of the effect of the introduction of the proposed aviation duty on the number of flights using UK airports.

A formal consultation on aviation duty was published on 31 January 2008 and closed on 24 April 2008. 170 consultation responses were received and these have been considered in developing the policy.

The Government are modelling overall impacts of the tax on the whole economy, including airports and the aviation industry. The details of the duty have not yet been set. The Chancellor plans to make an announcement in the autumn.