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Pre-Budget Review

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what appraisals were made of (a) the sustainability impact and (b) the carbon and climate change impact of the ; and if he will (i) publish on the Treasury website and (b) place in the Library copies of such appraisals. (241975)

Table 7.3 of the 2008 pre-Budget report sets out the environmental impact of measures. This includes an estimate of carbon dioxide emissions savings where these are quantifiable. For specific measures, the Government also uses the impact assessment process, in line with guidance from the Better Regulation Executive.