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Rates of Air Passenger Duty

Part of Clause 9 – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 11th March 1997.

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Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 8:45 pm, 11th March 1997

The commitment to a review is of course a commitment. I do not mind being criticised by anyone for my party's reluctance to make promises unless we know that we can deliver on them. [Interruption.] The Minister seems to be greatly exercised by that remark. He should perhaps reflect on the fact that one reason his party is in such deep trouble is that it made promises at the last general election that it did not keep. We will not get into that position—