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Tax Incentives

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has commissioned into the merits of tax incentives designed to encourage the use of public transport. (100139)

The Chancellor keeps all taxation under review. The Government’s future transport priorities will be determined as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned into the effectiveness of offering tax incentives to individuals and companies who adopt environmentally friendly means of electricity generation. (100173)

The Chancellor keeps all taxes under review, and takes a wide range of advice on environment and transport taxation issues. The Treasury considers the effectiveness of all tax incentives as part of the Budget process, while recognising their role within a wider range of instruments.