HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 cc656-7W
Mr. Stunell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from the nuclear industry requesting exemption from the Climate Change Levy; and if she will make a statement. [12793]

Mr. Wilson

[holding answer 7 November 2001]: The nuclear industry has made a number of representations for exemption from the levy for electricity from nuclear generation.

Nuclear-generated electricity is taxed in the same way as other forms of non-renewable generation as one rate of levy applies to all such electricity.

The PIU (Performance and Innovation Unit) is currently reviewing UK energy policy, and nuclear energy will form part of its consideration.

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