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Taxation: Environment Protection

Treasury written question – answered on 14th November 2011.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Labour, Pontypridd

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of taxation gathered from environmental taxes in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each financial year to April 2015.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Government are currently finalising their definition of environmental taxes. Once this work concludes, a written statement will be placed in the House Library. This will establish a baseline against which the Government’s commitment to increase the proportion of revenue from environmental taxes can be measured.

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