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 Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) 10:45 am, 25th June 2002

If that is correct, why is Customs and Excise making a special exemption for aggregate suppliers that choose to wash their aggregate as a natural part of marketing it, and why, where the aggregate is damped down artificially to stop dust developing, is the water used in that process subject to an exemption against the tax?