HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 cc97-8W
Mr. Gummer

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on emission levels of the reduction of VAT on domestic fuel. [76381]

Ms Hewitt

The Government estimate that the reduction in VAT on domestic fuel and power from 8 per cent. to 5 per cent. announced in the July 1997 Budget, will increase annual carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 by 240,000 tonnes of carbon, all other things being equal.

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