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Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on plans to change the level of duty on liquefied petroleum gas fuel. [112718]

Duty rates for all fuels, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), are reviewed annually as part of the Budget process. In Budget 2001 the Government announced that duty on all road fuel gases would be frozen in real terms until at least 2004.Budget 2003 has announced that duty on all road fuel gases, including LPG, has been frozen at 9 pence per kilogramme, and that the Government will consult stakeholders on how best to ensure that future support for road fuel gases continues to reflect its environmental and other policy objectives. This consultation will be carried out in the next few months jointly by HM Treasury, HM Customs and Excise and the Department for Transport.