Air Passenger Duty: Domestic Flights

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

My right hon. Friend is nothing if not persistent, but we are not able to vary air passenger duty under EU state aid rules for different regions of the United Kingdom, including the south-west. That will change, or may, depending on the final state of things once we have left the European Union, but we have taken action in government: we have frozen short-haul rates for eight years in a row and exempted children going on family holidays, including to the south-west.