Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

House of Lords written question – answered on 4 February 2014.

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Photo of Lord Boateng Lord Boateng Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the Caribbean Council's analysis of the impact of current banding levels of Air Passenger Duty (APD) on tourism to the Caribbean; and whether they intend to bring forward proposals to Parliament to equalise APD banding levels with the United States of America.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between ministers and officials attending the last and preceding Commonwealth Finance Ministers' meeting on the impact of the current banding of Air Passenger Duty on the Commonwealth states of the Caribbean.

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

The Government welcomes engagement with the Caribbean Council on Air Passenger Duty (APD). The Chancellor keeps all taxes under review. The Government maintains a dialogue with its Commonwealth partners on a range of issues. The Commonwealth Secretariat publishes the communiqués of Finance Ministers meetings on its website. This can be found at http://secretariat. thecommonwealth.org.

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