Plaid bid to devolve air passenger duty rejected by MPs
You have three MPs. How do you get noticed in a parliament of 650?
Plaid Cymru's strategy is to highlight issues where there are differences between the Welsh Labour government and Welsh Labour MPs. Plaid put themselves on the side of the Welsh government and call votes on which Labour MPs are unlikely to support them. The vote is usually followed by a "Labour betrayal" press release expressing Plaid Cymru's shock that their opponents failed to support them.
So last night, as MPs debated the Finance Bill, Plaid forced a debate and a vote on the devolution of air passenger duty. The party's Treasury spokesman, Jonathan Edwards, told the Commons that the absence of APD from the Wales Bill currently going through parliament was - and this may not surprise students of the Plaid Cymru thesaurus - "a slap in the face to Wales". Perhaps only time considerations prevented it from being called "a snub to Wales" too.
Plaid had no expectation of winning last night's vote but hoped to highlight differences between Labour in Wales and Westminster.
Mr Edwards and his colleagues pointed out that First Minister Carwyn Jones has said: "Air passenger duty is another tax that should, in my view be devolved. While London struggles with where to build additional airport capacity, we in Wales face a very different problem. Our national airport in Cardiff has not enjoyed the growth in passenger numbers and destinations that we need to help drive economic growth. Devolution of air passenger duty would give us a useful tool to incentivise the growth of Cardiff airport and other smaller facilities, such as Anglesey in north Wales. APD has already been devolved to Northern Ireland for long-haul flights; at a minimum, I believe Wales should have parity."
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