Aviation: Passenger Duty

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of air passenger duty tax with World Trade Organisation rules.

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

Air passenger duty (APD) was introduced in 1994 and has been revised several times since. The Government's assessment is that APD is compatible with World Trade Organisation rules.

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