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Transport: Costs

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research his Department has undertaken or evaluated on the external costs associated with (a) holiday flights and (b) private motoring, with particular reference to environmental costs. (287894)

The “Aviation Emissions Cost Assessment 2008”, which focuses on climate change impacts, was published in July 2008. This research does not attempt to identify the impacts of ‘holiday flights’ separately from other flights.

A research report, “Surface Transport Costs and Charges” commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT), provides estimates of the external costs of car use and was published August 2001.

A list of the current values for external costs used in transport appraisal is also available in DfT's online Transport Analysis Guidance ‘Webtag’: