HL Deb 02 July 2004 vol 663 c50WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to impose a tax on plastic bags similar to that imposed by the government of the Republic of Ireland. [HL3504]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey:

The Government keep all taxation policy under review but currently have no plans to introduce a tax on plastic bags.