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Air Passenger Duty: Voluntary Organisations

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made a recent estimate of the cost to non-governmental organisations and charities employing aid workers overseas of air passenger duty paid on air travel; and if he will make a statement. (299541)

In line with Cabinet Office guidance, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs conducted an impact assessment of the new APD banding system and published it on its website at:

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

The assessment does not look at each individual sector of the economy.

The Government conducted a 12-week formal consultation from 31 January 2008 on aviation taxation. The responses to the consultation, including non-governmental organisations and charities can be found at:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/pbr08_aviationduty_395.pdf