HC Deb 25 February 1999 vol 326 c426W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the Treasury's environmental appraisal on the effects of the policy to increase fuel duty by six per cent. per annum in real terms. [72293]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 22 February 1999]: The Pre-Budget Report, published on 3 November 1998, included an environmental assessment of the Government's environmental tax measures to date. The road fuel duty escalator, over the period 1996 to 2002, is estimated to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by between 2 million and 5 million tonnes of carbon in 2010. It is also estimated that the 2010 urban road transport emissions of oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter will be reduced by 1 per cent. and 1.2 per cent. respectively.

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