Tax on carriage of passengers by air

Wales Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 12th September 2016.

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  • Division number 64
    A majority of MPs voted against devolving powers relating to air passenger duty to the Government of Wales and the Welsh Assembly.

116O Tax on carriage of passengers by air

(1) A tax charged on the carriage of passengers by air from airports in Wales is a devolved tax.

(2) Tax may not be charged in accordance with that provision on the carriage of passengers boarding aircraft before the date appointed under subsection (6).

(3) Chapter 4 of Part 1 of The Finance Act 1994 (air passenger duty) is amended as follows.

(4) In section 28(4) (a chargeable passenger is a passenger whose journey begins at an airport in the United Kingdom), for “England, Wales or Northern Ireland” substitute “England, Wales or Northern Ireland”.

(5) In section 31(4B) (exception for passengers departing from airports in designated region of the United Kingdom) for “England, Wales or Northern Ireland” substitute “England or Northern Ireland”.

(6) Subsections (3) to (5) have effect in relation to flights beginning on or after such date as the Treasury appoint by regulations made by statutory instrument.””—(Jonathan Edwards.)

This new Clause would make air passenger duty a devolved tax in Wales, on the lines of section 17 of the Scotland Act 2016.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 195, Noes 281.

Division number 64 Wales Bill — New Clause 6 — Tax on Carriage of Passengers by Air

A majority of MPs voted against devolving powers relating to air passenger duty to the Government of Wales and the Welsh Assembly.

Aye: 195 MPs

No: 281 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 169 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 38