Aviation Pollution

Transport written question – answered on 19th December 2005.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what economic modelling he has undertaken of the impact of (a) different oil prices, (b) emissions trading, (c) an emissions charge and (d) an increase in air passenger duty on the growth of aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Our forecasts for aviation and climate change, and the assumptions underlying them, are set out in Aviation and Global Warming", published by the Department for Transport in January 2004. The best case" scenario emissions forecasts assumed the introduction of economic instruments to tackle climate change, resulting in improved fuel efficiency. We have not undertaken analysis to consider these specific scenarios.

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