HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c468W
Mr. Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many meetings his officials have had with European Commission officials on the climate change levy. [115264]

Mr. Meacher

[holding answer 17 March 2000]: Recognising the crucial importance of state aids guidelines for our climate change levy policy, my Department's officials have met five times since September with the European Commission to discuss the climate change levy. They will continue to have further meetings to take forward our notification of the arrangements proposed for the levy.