Taxation: Aviation

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Richard Taylor Richard Taylor Independent, Wyre Forest

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the rate of duty to apply to waste derived fuel oil from 1 November 2008 on (a) the volume of hazardous waste oil recovered and re-processed, (b) investment in the collection and re-processing of hazardous waste oil, (c) the manufacturing of secondary fuel product, (d) the volume of hazardous waste oil sent to landfill and (e) the volume of hazardous waste oil incinerated;

(2) what consideration he has given to exercise the discretion provided under the Energy Products Directive to observe differentiation in the application of hydrocarbon oil duty to reflect the quality and environmental impact of different waste derived fuel oils;

(3) if the Government will delay the introduction of hydrocarbon oil duty until the Waste Protocols Project is complete;

(4) if the Government will review its decision not to exercise the discretion provided under the Energy Products Directive to observe differentiation in the application of hydrocarbon oil duty to reflect the quality and environmental impact of different waste derived fuel oils once the Waste Protocols Project is complete;

(5) what consideration the Government has given to applying the 15 euro per kilogramme minimum required under the Energy Products Directive to duty on Waste Derived Fuel Oils.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to Colin Challen on 14 October 2008, Hansard, columns 1059-60W.

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