HC Deb 27 February 2004 vol 418 c593W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, following the introduction of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, he will take steps to ensure that no fuels used in power stations for the generation of electricity are subject to duties or taxes. [156101]

John Healey

The EU emissions trading scheme is expected to be running from January 2005, and the Government will take account of its impact on the existing tax system.

Decisions on taxation are a matter for the Chancellor as part of the Budget process, taking account of the Government's economic, social and environmental objectives.