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AIR PASSENGER DUTY ON FLIGHTS TO THE CARIBBEAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1761: tabled on 29 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the Government's plans to introduce a new banding system for air passenger duty; believes that any duty should be based on the level of carbon emissions produced by flights rather than arbitrary zones based on location of a country's capital city; notes that actual distance travelled is a good approximation for carbon emissions; further notes that the new banding system will result in flights to the Caribbean incurring a higher tax than flights to the West Coast of the United States, despite being closer in distance to the UK; is concerned that this will disadvantage the many people who have friends and family in the Caribbean, while also failing to effectively curb carbon emissions; further notes that replacing the air passenger duty with a per plane tax would be fairer for passengers flying on busy routes; and calls on the Government to abolish the air passenger duty and replace it with a per plane aviation duty based on the actual distance travelled.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Lewes
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2009
Bournemouth West
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2009
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 9 July 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Hendon
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Lewisham West
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2009
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 14 July 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Cheadle
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 20 July 2009
Croydon Central
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2009
Spelthorne

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.