Tuesday 14 January 2020
Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA has responded to a UK Government proposal to cut air passenger duty on all domestic flights.
Clare Bailey MLA said: “A cut in air passenger duty would fly in the face of the UK Government’s stated commitment to tackling climate breakdown.
“Globally, the aviation sector currently accounts for about 2% of global emissions, and is one of the fastest-growing polluters.
“Furthermore, the sector is already heavily subsided with no tax levied on aviation fuel.”
Clare Bailey concluded:
“We are living through a climate crisis – the Government must prioritise long term investment in sustainable regional transport infrastructure.”
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