Aviation: Passenger Duty

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th December 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Benjamin Baroness Benjamin Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the changes in Air Passenger Duty on passengers wishing to travel to the Caribbean over Christmas.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The June Budget announced that the Government will explore changes to the aviation tax system, including switching from a per-passenger to a per-plane duty, which could encourage fuller planes. Major changes will be subject to consultation.

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