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Excise Duties: Diesel Fuel

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to minimise the financial impact on pleasure boat users of the end of the UK's derogation allowing the sale of rebated gas oil for pleasure boating. (158751)

Officials have been discussing with various representative organisations ways of implementing the new regime which will both minimise the impact on pleasure boat users, and ensure that any additional compliance burden is as small as possible. As part of this process, HMRC published at 1 August 2007 a consultation on options for the implementation of the new regime. As announced at Budget 2007, private pleasure craft owners will continue to be able to use red diesel at the rebated duty rate until 1 November 2008.