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AIR PASSENGER DUTY RATES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 647: tabled on 04 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 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 Scottish Government's plans to use its additional devolved powers to reduce rates of Air Passenger Duty (APD) for passengers flying from Scottish airports by 50 per cent in the short-term, to be followed by eventual abolition; recognises that whilst UK APD is the highest tax of this kind in the world and is damaging to the UK economy, further notes that different levels of APD across the UK will make this tax a postcode lottery; and in light of this, calls on the Government to reduce APD to at least half the current levels on short haul and long haul flights across all of the UK so that APD remains fair and consistent for everyone.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.