The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking when ONS will classify proposals for electricity market reform as tax and spend measures (64381).
ONS makes classification decisions in line with a published protocol that is available on our website at:
ONS is aware that the passage of the Energy Bill 2010-11 may raise a number of classification issues. ONS's normal practice is to provide classification decisions once the legislation is finalised and has received Royal Assent.