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AIR PASSENGER DUTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 174: tabled on 12 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 106 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House believes that the UK's air passenger duty, the highest air passenger tax in the world, is acting as a deterrent to both inward investment and inbound tourism; is concerned about its financial impact on ordinary families and their ability to fly; notes the impact on businesses wishing to export to emerging markets; and calls on HM Treasury to commission a comprehensive study into the full economic effects of aviation tax in the UK, including its impact on employment, reporting in advance of the 2013 Budget.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bootle
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Sheffield Central
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 September 2012
North West Leicestershire
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2012
Congleton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2012
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2012
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2012
Stroud
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 3 September 2012
Stone
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Stockton North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2012
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 September 2012
Cities of London and Westminster
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Ilford South
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2012
St Austell and Newquay
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Tyneside
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Leeds North East
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2012
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 3 September 2012
Peterborough
Joyce, Eric
Independent
Signed on 3 September 2012
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2012
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Edmonton
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
Bassetlaw
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCartney, Karl
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2012
Lincoln
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 June 2012
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 September 2012
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Great Grimsby
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Torfaen
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Airdrie and Shotts
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 July 2012
North Antrim
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Lucy Powell,
Signed on 16 April 2013
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 June 2012
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2012
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2012
Glasgow North West
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2012
Romford
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2012
Ealing, Southall
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2012
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Hammersmith
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Bradford South
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2012
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2013
Cleethorpes
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
St Helens North
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 3 September 2012
Hove
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 September 2012
East Antrim
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Telford

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

AIR PASSENGER DUTY (Amendment 1)
leave out from `believes' to end and add `recognises the need for internationally competitive aviation taxation, minimising the financial impact of taxes on the travelling public and providing effective disincentives for pollution; welcomes recent research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which recommends switching to a per-plane duty; further recognises that a per-plane duty would incentivise airlines to operate their aircraft at greater capacity, thereby reducing carbon emissions and the tax burden on individual passengers; and calls on HM Treasury to increase efforts to reach international agreement to allow the use of a per-plane duty and to ensure that the aviation industry makes a greater contribution towards meeting the costs of its environmental impact.'.
Liberal Democrat, Bradford East
12
signatures
EDM 174A1: tabled on 5 July 2012