HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 cc559-60W
Mr. Davidson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the loss of traffic on routes between Scotland and London which would follow the imposition of value-added tax at 17.5 per cent. on air fares; if he will outline the increase in fares which will result from the imposition of VAT; and on what basis these figures were arrived at.

Sir John Cope

I regret that it has not been possible to provide a substantive answer before prorogation. I shall write to the hon. Member shortly and place a copy of the letter in the Library.

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