HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c380W
Mr. Swire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken to enable the administration of the new landfill tax credit scheme. [102343]

John Healey

From 1 April 2003 the landfill tax credit scheme will be capped at a value of around £47 million per year for spending on local community environmental projects, ensuring that the current level of support for these projects is maintained. The Government have been considering the detailed administration and criteria for the successor scheme in consultation with stakeholders and are considering how the management of the scheme might be improved to ensure greater transparency and accountability, more attention to value for money, and better evaluation of projects. The Government will set out their plans for reform on a Budget timetable.