HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc171-2W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of the non-fossil fuel levy paid by regional electricity companies on supplies in the year ended March was paid to(a) the nuclear industry, (b) the non-fossil fuel obligation-I, (c) the non-fossil fuel obligation-II, and (d) any other recipients; what was the total size of the non-fossil fuel levy in 1993–94; and what it is expected to be in 1994–95.

Mr. Eggar

Payments from the fossil fuel levy to nuclear and renewable generators in 1993–94 were as follows:

£ million Percentage
Nuclear generators 1,166 94.5
Renewable generators (1990 Order) 30 2.4
Renewable generators (1991 Order) 38 3.1
Total levy payments 1,234 100


Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency Ltd.

It is too early to know the level of receipts form the fossil fuel levy in respect of 1994–95, or the allocation of those receipts between nuclear and renewable generators.