Is he flying from London City Airport to Exeter these days and does he live in a “historic building” in mid-Devon? Bet a lot of his mates live in historic buildings – aka stately homes or Grade 1 mansions in London!
How about a bit if work on stratospheric local rail fare increases or perhaps a little thought about those of his “just about managing” constituents who are not able to afford basic (full VAT) repairs to their very ordinary homes?
Oral Answers to Questions – Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (16 Jan 2018)
“Hugo Swire: May I congratulate my hon. Friend on his appointment? He has done extremely well. Airlines such as Flybe, which is based at Exeter airport in my constituency, undertake a disproportionate amount of domestic flights. As my hon. Friend will be aware, domestic flights, unlike international ones, are currently hit twice by APD—at both take-off and landing. Treasury officials, of course,…”
Oral Answers to Questions – Treasury: Topical Questions (16 Jan 2018)
“Hugo Swire: The cost of the backlog of repairs to our historic buildings is now estimated to stand at an alarming £1.3 billion, in large part because of the changes to VAT levied on repairs. Will my right hon.
Friend show that, as a Conservative, he genuinely believes in conservation and that something will be left standing for future generations to enjoy?”