HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c116W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Tax-benefit Working Group's remit covers the job-creating potential of green tax reform; and if he will make a statement. [5160]

Dawn Primarolo

The role of green taxes is not within the remit of the task force on tax and benefits. The task force will concentrate on streamlining and modernising the tax and benefits systems so as to promote work incentives, reduce poverty and welfare dependency, and strengthen community and family life.