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AIR PASSENGER DUTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 174A1: tabled on 05 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Graham Stringer on 12 June 2012. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.