Airports: Heathrow — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Borrie Lord Borrie Labour 2:52 pm, 15th February 2011

My Lords, does the noble Earl agree that one of the great difficulties that Heathrow Airport has in expanding and trying to keep at least level with our competitor airports on the continent of Europe is the higher air passenger duty that people have to pay when they leave Heathrow for destinations abroad?