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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02488: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether its replacement for air passenger duty will raise more or less revenue than the existing system.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 23 September 2016

Devolution of powers over air passenger duty (APD) provides an opportunity to put in place new arrangements which better support the Scottish Government's objective to boost international connectivity and help generate sustainable growth. The Scottish Government is committed to delivering a 50% reduction in the overall burden of air passenger duty by the end of this Parliament, with the reduction beginning in April 2018, and we will work across the Parliament to do so.