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Environmental Audit Committee report calls for emissions charge on aircraft tickets.

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A cross-party committee of MPs in the UK are calling for airline passengers to pay an "emissions charge" to compensate for the pollution caused by their journey.

The Environmental Audit Committee has reportedly released a report attacking the UK government's proposal on expanding the UK's aviation industry, and has accused ministers of showing an "overt bias" to the airline industry.

The report claims that aircraft emissions cost the national economy about GBP18bn annually, and that if government figures are correct aviation will account for 90% of all carbon emissions by the middle of the century. The MPs also reveal that the growth in aviation could prevent the implementation of the government's commitment to a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

The report suggests that VAT should be introduced on airline tickets as well as an emissions charge, according to The Guardian.

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