HC Deb 23 April 1998 vol 310 c698W
Mr. Kidney

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he has to develop economic instruments to support planning policy guidance.[38999]

Mr. Darling

In his Budget statement, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor referred to the ongoing work on the potential of a tax on the extraction of aggregates. Other economic instruments that could be used to further the Government's planning policies are being kept under review.