§ 12. Mr. David Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the effects of air passenger duty in the highlands and islands. 
§ Dr. Reid
I welcome the announcement by the Chancellor to consult on changes to Air Passenger Duty that recognise the particular dependence of the Highlands and Islands' on air transport. My hon. Friend the Minister of State and I have encouraged a wide response to the consultation exercise. I know that the Chancellor will consider carefully the responses he receives and the effect of any changes he may make.
§ 19. Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the consultation exercise on the future of air passenger duty; and if he will make a statement.