Welsh Affairs Committee

Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Accepting written submissions.

Scope of the inquiry

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.
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