§ Norman Baker
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his policy that revenue from landfill tax be recycled to business to improve waste management performance. 
§ John Healey
As announced in the 2002 pre-Budget report, the Government are consulting with stakeholders on a revenue-neutral proposal to increase the landfill tax escalator to £3 per tonne in 2005–06 and to increase the rate of the tax by at least £3 per tonne in future years, on the way to a medium to long term rate of £35 per tonne. It is the Government's intention that these increases will be introduced in a way that is revenue neutral to business as whole. Decisions on how to achieve this will announced as part of the Budget process, taking account of views from stakeholders.