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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20848: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 8 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18848 by Michael Matheson on 27 September 2018, whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to meet its commitment to maintain the Air Discount Scheme, and by what date it will make its formal announcement regarding the scheme’s continuation.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 17 January 2019

The Scottish Government is committed to the continuation of the Air Discount Scheme and will make a formal announcement in due course. The Air Discount Scheme is notified to the European Commission under the General Block Exemption Regulation in order to ensure compliance with EU State Aid rules rather than being necessary for the scheme to function. Brexit will not impact on the continuation of the scheme.