HC Deb 19 December 2003 vol 416 c164W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the duty regime for liquefied petroleum gas for motor vehicles following his pre-Budget statement. [144880]

John Healey

The 2003 pre-Budget report (Cm 6042) announced that the current duty rate for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) would be gradually increased over time towards a level that is more commensurate with its environmental benefit.

Consistent with the PBR commitment to provide unprecedented rolling three-year certainty on duty rates for all alternative fuels, the duty differentials for LPG for the next three years will be set out in Budget 2004.