APD in Wales would give the Welsh Government the opportunity to cut the tax and make flying cheaper for hard-working families who want a holiday abroad."
However, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has claimed he does not believe Mr Cameron had any intention of devolving
The committee heard a range of arguments for devolving
APD, most notably the fact that two respected independent commissions - the Holtham and Silk Commissions - have previously made recommendations to devolve APD to Wales.
The Commons motion congratulates the Government on devolving
power to Scotland and Wales and praises the campaign in the West Midlands for regional government.
Our fragile Welsh democracy and language are not sustainable without devolving
He added: "It's not just a piece of legislation actually it's about personnel as well, what's the cost of doing this at Westminster, and if you're devolving
that to us what would be the appropriate level of funding that comes alongside of that?
A Westminster source said: "It just dawned on them that devolving
all health and law matters to Scotland means devolving
abortion as well.
A UK Government spokesperson said: "Having considered the impacts of devolving
APD on nearby English regional airports, we have ruled out the devolution of APD to Wales."
A new 'crowd-sourcing' study of experts - chaired by the former Independent Police Complaints Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies - found support for the principle of devolving
power for the police but a lack of engagement with practitioners and the public over the issue.
The Commission recommended that APD should be devolved for direct long-haul flights, and said that devolving
all rates for APD to Wales should be part of the UK Government's future work on aviation taxation.
FUW president Glyn Roberts said: "It was a key demand in our manifesto and the FUW had called on the Government to fully assess the implications of repealing, amending or devolving
legislation in light of developments such as trade negotiations.
The Federation says it would be possible to devolve police powers in Wales without devolving
other parts of the criminal justice system.
air passenger duty (APD) powers to Wales would secure more routes at Cardiff Airport, believes airline Flybe.
But when an amendment to the Wales Bill devolving
APD was voted on, it was defeated by the block vote of Conservative MPs - including Mr Cairns, who represents the Vale of Glamorgan constituency in which the airport is situated.
FIRST minister Carwyn Jones has stressed the importance of devolving
stamp duty to Wales to boost the housing market and support the hard-pressed construction sector.