Air Departure Tax (Update)

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

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Photo of Derek Mackay Derek Mackay Scottish National Party

I am sure that, having seen my statement and realised that it was not quite what he had read about in the press—which probably removes the need for his complaint at the start—James Kelly will now understand that that is not what the statement is about. It is about the compliance of the regime to ensure that the power can function competently in Scotland, in keeping with the Smith commission’s recommendations and the agreement—to which all parties signed up—to enhance devolution, but in a way that does not bring detriment to the people of Scotland. Surely the Labour Party has not given up on that as well.