Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Transport written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Chancellor about the impact of fuel taxation measures on (a) liquefied petroleum gas conversions, (b) environmental damage and (c) public health.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Government issued a joint DfT/HMT/HMCE consultation document in June 2003, which sought views on the future structure of the Government's support for road fuel gases and natural gas in the short to medium term. The consultation is available on the DfT website. The consultation summarised the growth of the LPG sector incentivised by fuel duty differentials, reduced vehicle excise duty and the availability of grants under the Transport Energy programmes. Further, the consultation made an illustrative comparison of the environmental performance of LPG vehicles in comparison with conventionally fuelled vehicles.

The Government are currently considering the responses to this consultation and will announce their decisions in Budget 2004.

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