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Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry

Inquiry

5th Report - Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales

The Welsh Affairs Committee has decided to examine the arguments for and against the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales. It would welcome submissions addressing some or all of the following points:

  • The potential benefits and drawbacks of devolving Air Passenger Duty to the National Assembly for Wales.
  • What impact devolution would have on Welsh airports, including those not currently operating international flights.
  • Different options for the devolution of Air Passenger Duty, including full devolution, or devolution for long-haul flights only.
  • How Air Passenger Duty fits with responsibilities that are already devolved, such as regional economic development, aspects of environmental policy and tourism.
  • Cross-border issues, including the impact on passengers and airports in England.
  • The impact devolution would have on North Wales and airports used by people in North Wales.
  • Lessons learned from the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Scotland.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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4th Special Report - Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report
Inquiry Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry
HC 2634
Special Report
5th Report - Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales (Enhanced HTML)
Inquiry Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry
HC 1575
Report
5edd Adroddiad - Datganoli Toll Teithwyr Awyr i Gymru
Inquiry Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry
HC 1575
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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26 March 2019
Inquiry Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry
Witnesses Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Ann- Therese Farmer, Deputy Director, Energy and Transport Tax, HM Treasury
Oral Evidence
7 March 2019
Inquiry Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry
Witnesses Debra Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Cardiff Airport, Graeme Elliott, Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airports Group (MAG), and Dave Lees, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Airport; Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Simon Jones, Director for Economic Infrastructure, Department for the Economy and Transport, and Dr Andy Fraser, Acting Deputy Director, Tax Strategy, Policy and Engagement, Welsh Government (at 11.00am).
Oral Evidence
29 January 2019
Inquiry Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry
Witnesses Robert Griggs, Policy and Public Affairs Director, Airlines UK, Susie Reckitt, Director of Strategy, Flybe, Kate Sherry, Director of Route Development, RyanairBen Cottam, Head of External Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Wales, Ashley Rogers, Chairman of the North Wales and Mersey Dee Business Council, Duncan Simpson, Policy Analyst, TaxPayers’ Alliance
Oral Evidence
Welsh Government (APD0018)
HM Treasury (APD0017)
Wales TUC (APD0016)

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  • Address: Welsh Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA