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Landfill Tax: Carbon Emissions

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of reductions in carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the landfill tax in each year since 1997, excluding any savings made as a result of the Landfill Communities Fund. (205729)

The environmental impacts of Budget measures are published in the Budget document. Table 6.2 of Budget 2008 confirms that the landfill tax is expected to save up to 0.2 MtC a year by 2010.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the Landfill Communities Fund and its predecessor in each year since 1997. (205730)

The landfill communities fund aims to redress some of the environmental costs of landfill by improving the environment in the vicinity of landfill sites. Examples of the types of projects funded include the construction and repairs of village halls, repairs to churches and historic buildings, and the provision of sports facilities, cycle trails and wildlife sanctuaries.

No assessment has been made of the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the landfill communities fund.