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Thursday, 02 March 2017

Exiting the EU: Inbound Passengers

During the Exiting the EU: Inbound Passengers debate on the 23rd February 2017, Margaret Ritchie (Social Democratic and Labour Party) asked Chris Grayling (The Secretary of State for Transport) what discussions had taken place to reduce VAT to encourage more inbound tourists.

The exchange is below.

Margaret Ritchie, Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

In addition to the ongoing discussions with UK ports and airports, what discussions have taken place with the Treasury about encouraging inbound passengers by reducing VAT on tourism?

Chris Grayling, The Secretary of State for Transport

Taxation is an issue for the budget. Many representations are made by people across this house and across society to the Chancellor of Exchequer about what he might or might not do in his budget. I fear that the hon. Lady will have to wait for a short while to see what he has in store for us this year.

 

 

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