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Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (5 Mar 2019)

Henry Smith: What assessment has the Treasury made of the impact of air passenger duty on regional and short-haul airlines?

Written Answers — Treasury: Aviation (4 Mar 2019)

Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the of the effect of air passenger duty on (a) developing and (b) maintaining aviation routes to (i) priority and (ii) emerging markets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2018)

Henry Smith: Previous independent assessments of the impact of air passenger duty have shown that it costs the economy more than it brings into the Exchequer. May I have an assurance that the Treasury will do its own modelling to ensure that this island trading nation can compete better in the future?

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (19 Oct 2018)

Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will model the effect on the UK economy of (a) a 50 per cent reduction in and (b) the abolition of Air Passenger Duty.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (19 Oct 2018)

Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the Frontier Economics report finding that Britain’s airports could gain up to 65 connections in the event that air passenger duty is abolished.

Business of the House (17 Nov 2016)

Henry Smith: With today’s news that Boeing is planning to open a new aviation maintenance facility at Gatwick airport, supporting over 100 jobs, may we have a debate on the importance of the British aviation industry—particularly post-Brexit, given that we are an island trading nation—hopefully including the issue of reducing air passenger duty?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (7 Mar 2016)

Henry Smith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on reducing Air Passenger Duty.

Business of the House (18 Jun 2015)

Henry Smith: After Chad, the UK charges the most passenger duty of anywhere in the world. Indeed, many of our European competitors do not charge any such tax. A recent PwC report highlighted the fact that if the tax were abolished, the economy would benefit by up to £2 billion. May we have a debate on the future of air passenger duty?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Part 2 — Devolution of Wales long haul rates of duty (9 Apr 2014)

Henry Smith: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I have the privilege and honour of being the Member of Parliament representing Gatwick airport, so aviation is important to my constituents. Aviation is extremely important to the whole of the United Kingdom, as an island trading nation. Many companies located in my constituency are aviation companies, such as Virgin Atlantic,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (20 Mar 2014)

Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of how much air passenger duty revenue is lost annually as a result of passengers multi-ticketing via foreign hub airports; and if he will make a statement; (2) how much air passenger duty revenue he expects will not accrue to the Exchequer in 2013-14 as a result of multi-ticketing via foreign hubs; and if he will make a...

Opposition Day — [8th Allotted Day] — Northern Ireland: Air Passenger Duty (23 Oct 2013)

Henry Smith: I also welcome that statement by the Prime Minister. However, air passenger duty should not be confused with green taxes. It is a tax that costs the economy more than it brings into the Exchequer, so it is important that we concentrate on that as well.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (15 Jul 2013)

Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much air passenger duty has been raised from passengers travelling by air from the UK to (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c) India, (d) China, (e) Australia and (f) South Africa, in each year since 2003; (2) whether his Department has undertaken any analysis of the economic effect of air passenger duty since 2010; and if he will publish the results of...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (25 Mar 2013)

Henry Smith: ...is clearly on the right course. There is one issue, however, that I would have liked my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address—tackling the severe inherited levels of air passenger duty. That was a missed opportunity to boost UK competitiveness further still, to reduce the cost of business travel to stimulate trade and investment, and to help hard-working families...

Business of the House (7 Feb 2013)

Henry Smith: ...the fact that the Government have increased the income tax threshold, lowered corporation tax, worked with local authorities to freeze council tax for the third year and scrapped Labour’s fuel duty escalator. A report earlier this week said that if we were to abandon air passenger duty we could increase economic activity by £18 billion a year and increase GDP by 0.46%. May we therefore...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Henry Smith: Would it not be reasonable, though, to have a study, as proposed in the motion, to see the impact on the economy that air passenger duty is having? Surely a study by the Treasury is a reasonable thing to request.

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Henry Smith: ... the Member for Witham (Priti Patel) for helping to secure it. It is perhaps of little surprise that I take a great interest in this subject, as I represent the constituency that contains Gatwick airport—the world’s busiest one-runway, two-terminal airport—and it is also the home of a number of aviation-related companies. We have tour operators, globally renowned companies such as...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Henry Smith: My hon. Friend has anticipated what I was about to say. The Netherlands scrapped air passenger duty after studies conducted by the Dutch Government established that it was costing the economy more than it was bringing into the Treasury. I think that it is for the same reason that only six European countries charge any form of air passenger duty, and the amounts that they charge are very modest.

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Henry Smith: My hon. Friend is right. Air passenger duty is a bad tax for the UK as a whole, regardless of which nation or region within it Members may happen to represent.

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Henry Smith: ...hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Members have suggested that we adopt some form of regional banding, but I think that that would be a mistake. I think that the solution is for us to get rid of air passenger duty altogether over time, or at least reduce it to a very modest level. I do not think that we should pit one part of the United Kingdom against another. We, as a relatively small...

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (19 Oct 2012)

Henry Smith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what research his Department has conducted to assess the impact of air passenger duty on the economy; (2) if he will consider the All Party Parliamentary Group on Aviation's inquiry into Aviation policy and air passenger duty and the recommendation that the wider effect of air passenger duty on the UK economy be reviewed.


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