Margaret Ritchie – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the HM Treasury

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Ritchie on 2014-06-10.

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress he has made on reinstating the Northern Ireland Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme.

Nicky Morgan

In January and February of this year, the government received two sets of follow up questions from the European Commission as part of their formal investigation into the Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme. Treasury officials worked closely with members of the industry and the authorities in Northern Ireland and have submitted further evidence in response to the questions posed.

Whilst a new relief scheme cannot be considered until the investigation concludes, the government remains fully committed to reinstating an aggregates levy credit scheme in Northern Ireland.