HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c118W
Mr. Paice

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the impact of an energy tax on the UK glasshouse industry. [86106]

Mr. Rooker

The impact of the climate change levy on any one industry, firm or plant will depend on the tax rates set for different sectors. Final rates for the climate change levy will not be set until the Finance Bill 2000, so it is not possible to produce definitive figures at this stage. The Government will consider the issue of competitiveness when setting the final rates for the climate change levy.