Aviation: Passenger Duty — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Labour 2:45 pm, 23rd January 2012

My Lords, do the Government accept that the Caribbean now has a number of very fragile economies and that these duties will have a disproportionate, deleterious effect on their well-being, and therefore will in many ways affect the United Kingdom too, which benefits greatly from many of those who hail from that region?