Airport Passenger Duty
§ 20. Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the yield from airport passenger duty in the last two years; and what he expects the yield to be in 1997. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
Receipts of air passenger duty were £343 million in 1995–96 and are expected to reach £0.4 billion in 1996–97. I expect the yield in 1997–98 to be £0.5 billion. This corrects the earlier estimate of £0.8 billion, published in the November 1996 "Financial Statement and Budget Report".
I am also taking this opportunity to inform the House of a correction to the forecast of insurance premium tax receipts in 1997–98. I now expect the yield to be £1.1 billion, compared to £1.2 billion in the "Financial Statement and Budget Report".