§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to announce the rate of excise duty for biodiesel produced from crops under section 11 of the Finance Act 1993. 
§ Mr Heathcoat-Amory
[holding answer 6 June 1995]: The rates of excise duty to be applied to biodiesel when used as motor fuel are already known. They are the same as that applied to the equivalent fossil fuel.
- When used as a motor fuel for road vehicles: 31.32p per litre.
- When used as motor fuel for other purposes: 2.14p per litre.
- No duty will be charged when used as a heating fuel.
A Treasury order implementing these charges is currently being drafted and will be circulated to those concerned before the House rises for the summer recess, with a view to implementation in the autumn.