To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with (a) his Deputy Chief of Staff and (b) Lynton Crosby on the potential merits of a windfall tax on oil and gas company profits; and if he will make a statement.
30 May 2022
The Prime Minister has regular discussions with Downing Street special advisers on a wide range of issues; Sir Lynton Crosby is not a Government adviser.
I would draw the hon. Member’s attention to the oral statement made by my Rt Hon Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Thursday 26 May, which announced a £15 billion package of targeted Government support to help households across the UK with the rising cost of living, and includes a temporary Energy Profits Levy on oil and gas firms.