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Landfill Tax

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much landfill tax was paid by (a) waste disposal authorities and (b) other local authorities in each of the last 10 years. (156502)

It is not possible using landfill tax receipts data to determine how much revenue is received from local authorities. This is because registered landfill site operators pay the tax to HM Revenue and Customs and pass on the cost to their customers through the disposal charges they set. The origin of the landfilled waste is not recorded on the tax return.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much landfill tax was hypothecated to local authorities via the Revenue Support Grant Settlements in each of the last four financial years. (156503)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 2 July 2007, Official Report, column 936W.