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Air Passenger Duty

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2131W, on air passenger duty, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that the proposed increase in air passenger duty will have on (a) passenger numbers at airports in the South East of England, (b) passenger numbers at regional airports and (c) passenger numbers on other routes. (292300)

The Department for Transport published overall passenger demand forecasts for regional airports on page 130 of its Air Passenger Demand forecasts report:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/atf/co2forecasts09/co2forecasts09.pdf

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate his Department has made of the effect of an increase in air passenger duty on levels of employment. (292495)

The Government's impact assessment is set out on Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs website and can be accessed via:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ria/apd-reform-ia.pdf