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Fossil Fuels: Subsidies

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 63284, tabled on 6 February 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the G20 Leaders' Communique made at the Hangzhou Summit in September 2016, whether the Government will participate in the fossil fuel subsidy peer review process.

Answered on

13 February 2017

The Government supports the G20’s initiative to reform inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and has offered to be a peer reviewer. However we do not believe the UK is a suitable candidate for peer review under this process as we have no fossil fuel subsidies according to the definition adopted by the UK and other EU members of the G20.

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