Air Fuel Taxes

Prime Minister written question – answered on 30th October 2006.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the prospects for introduction of EU-wide taxes on kerosene air fuel.

Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister

I have had no recent discussions with EU counterparts on this issue. However, the Government recognise that the exemption of aviation from fuel tax is anomalous, and continue to argue for change on an international level.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 31 Oct 2006 3:49 pm (Report this annotation)

Nice succinct answer from the PM. This problem will need to be discussed on a world wide basis for any increases in aircraft fuels to be successful. Obviously anybody taking a holiday in say New Zealand will need to reconsider his destination in future. The holiday market in the UK will obviously benefit from the change in destinations which I'm sure the Hon Gent will contribute to.