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Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many businesses are taking part in the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme through (a) the Carbon Trust, (b) her Department and (c) the Inland Revenue. [128032]

The Department has joint policy lead for the energy efficiency Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme with Inland Revenue and Treasury. In August 2002 the Carbon Trust took over the administration and promotion of this scheme.On 5 August 2003 a Treasury Order came into effect revising the qualifying technologies eligible for the energy efficiency EGA. As of 1 September 2003 the number of companies with qualifying products (manufacturers and distributors) stands at 289, while individual products numbered 5255.