HC Deb 10 May 1996 vol 277 c298W
Mr. Battle

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much money was raised by the fossil fuel levy in each year from its inception to date; how much of that money was spent on renewables in each year; and how much money was retained by the Treasury in each year. [27948]

Mr. Page

The information requested is:

£ million
Year Amount raised Paid to renewable generators
1990–91 1,175 6
1991–92 1,324 12
1992–93 1,348 29
1993–94 1,233 68
1994–95 1,205 96
1995–961 1,104 95
2 Estimate.

The balance of levy receipts is used to finance payments to Nuclear Electric, British Nuclear Fuels plc in respect of nuclear electricity generated by its plant, and to cover certain other costs such as administration costs.

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