COMMONS

Committee to hold Inquiry into Air passenger duty (APD)

13 June 2011

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee today announces a short inquiry into how air passenger duty affects individuals, airports and airlines, businesses and tourism in Northern Ireland. The inquiry will look to contrast the UK rate of APD to the low rate in force in the Republic of Ireland.

The Committee will, courtesy of the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, hold its first public evidence session on the inquiry in the Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Details are:

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Witnesses

At 10.45am

  • Mr John Doran, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport

At 11.15am

  • Mr Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive, George Best Belfast City Airport

Background

The meeting will be the Committee’s first evidence session this Parliament to be held away from Westminster.

Further evidence sessions are being planned and details will be announced shortly. These sessions will be held at the House of Commons.

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