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Fuel Taxation

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations the European Commission has made to the Government on the fuel taxation regime for recreational aviation. (114591)

In its Communication of 4 December 2006 (reference 16190/06 (Com(2006)742)), the European Commission confirmed that it would not be submitting a proposal to the European Council of Ministers for renewal of the UK’s derogation from the Energy Products Directive allowing a reduced rate of duty on fuel used in private pleasure flying.

There is no immediate change from 1 January as consultation with the aviation sector on implementation is needed and appropriate legislation will have to be enacted.