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Air Passenger Duty

Treasury written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Brian H Donohoe Brian H Donohoe Labour, Central Ayrshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of the consultation on the reform of air passenger duty; and if he will estimate the number of hours officials in his Department have been engaged in the consultation.

Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (a) how much funding from the public purse and (b) how many official working hours was spent on the consultation on the reform of air passenger duty.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to the public purse and (b) the number of working hours spent by his officials on the consultation on the reform of air passenger duty.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Government regularly consult on a wide range of issues. The cost of public consultation is accounted for within annual departmental budgets, which are published and available online. No separate estimates are available for the cost of the air passenger duty consultation.

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