Clause 127 - Aggregates levy: amendments to provisions exempting spoil etc

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 25th June 2002.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Minister (Health) 10:45 am, 25th June 2002

Given that some quarrying will inevitably continue to take place—not all quarrying can be replaced by recycling—what measures is the Economic Secretary proposing, within the framework of the levy or elsewhere, to encourage good environmental stewardship by producers still extracting from the ground? How will this measure,

which seems to tax the smart disposal of the inevitable by-product of their quarrying, help that process?