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Aviation: Taxation

Volume 702: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What discussions they have had with the Government of the United States regarding plans to tax airlines per plane rather than per passenger. [HL4038]

The consultation on the proposed aviation duty closed on 24 April 2008. This consultation considered all aspects of the duty, including basis and scope of the duty, possible exemptions, impact of the inclusion of freight and transit/transfer traffic and the operation of the duty.

During the formal consultation period, government officials met extensively with a wide range of stakeholders, including with representatives of the US Government.