Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 27th September 2018.

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Photo of Liam McArthur Liam McArthur Liberal Democrat

In light of the rise in transport emissions every year since 2010, the Committee on Climate Change has confirmed that transport is Scotland’s biggest sectoral challenge. In particular, aviation emissions have doubled since 1990. Airports are recording record passenger numbers. How can the First Minister justify a £250 million tax break to the aviation industry as a result of the scrapping of air passenger duty?