Clause 184 — Rate of Landfill Tax

Part of Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 14th May 2003.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Labour, Southampton, Test 5:45 pm, 14th May 2003

The hon. Gentleman speaks as though the entire amount that is currently gained in tax forgone will suddenly disappear. Does he accept that, even under the proposals, most of the money that currently goes into the scheme will remain? The money to which he refers relates to the increase and is not taken away from the present amount. Does that not mitigate his case that the money is disappearing from the groups that he is talking about?