§ Sue Doughty
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost to the Treasury will be(a) at the outset of its introduction and (b) projected in the next three years of the landfill tax. 343W
§ Mr. Boateng
The landfill tax was introduced on 1 October 1996 and raised £0.4 billion in its first full year. The projected revenue from the landfill tax was published on 17 April in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2002. The administrative cost of collecting the landfill tax is less than £2 million per annum.