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British Plastics Federation

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the European Commission to decide on a state aids exemption for the British Plastics Federation climate change agreement. (257814)

The UK submitted an application for state aid approval to the proposed climate change agreements with the plastics sector on 27 March 2008. This was followed by a series of exchanges between the European Commission and the Government as the Commission sought additional detailed information. The Government responded to the latest request for additional information on 15 January 2009. The Commission has two months in which to reply.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on the British Plastics Federation's climate change agreement. (257815)

During the last 10 months there has been regular contact between the British Plastics Federation and officials in DECC during which the Government have sought state aid approval of a climate change agreement for the plastics sector.