HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 cc45-6W
Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, since the meeting of the Energy Council of the European Economic Community on 13 May 1980, at which all member States endorsed the need for economic energy pricing, there has been any adjustment of excise tax by any member country to reduce the excessive differential suffered by United Kingdom manufacturers.

Mr. Peter Rees

I shall let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.