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Local Authority Charges

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 October 2006, on amendment to the local authority fees and charges scheme 2006-07: Local air pollution control, why the fee for certain dry cleaning applications has been increased; and what discussion he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on that matter. (96983)

The basis for the increase to the application fees for existing dry cleaners was set out in the consultation paper which is available on the DEFRA website at the following website address:

www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/drycleaners-pollutionfee/index.htm

Approval of the Treasury was secured.