Air Departure Tax (Update)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th October 2017.

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Photo of Willie Rennie Willie Rennie Liberal Democrat

The Liberal Democrats are pleased that the APD cuts have been stopped. Does the cabinet secretary think that today’s statement will force the European Commission to take action to close down the Highlands and Islands exemption? He has described the scheme as “defective” and not compliant with EU law. To provide himself with political cover, is he recklessly risking the discount’s future?