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Aggregates Levy

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the tonnage of aggregates extracted as a result of the operation of the aggregates levy, in each year since 2002, broken down by materials (a) subject and (b) not subject to the levy. (207701)

Trends in taxable aggregate extraction are available at:

http://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullaggr

This source also provides information on extraction of tax exempt and relieved aggregates by registered aggregate levy traders, though this is likely to be an incomplete picture as some exempt aggregates will be extracted at sites that are not registered for the levy.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of revenue raised from the aggregates levy was contributed to the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund in each year since 2003. (207702)

The value of the aggregates levy sustainability fund has been fixed at £35 million each year across the UK. This figure is roughly 10 per cent. of aggregates levy receipts in each year since 2003.