§ 6. Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to his oral answer of 27 June 2000,Official Report, column 703, what assessment he has made of the impact of the climate change levy on the paper industry in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Wilson
The Government recognise the need for special consideration to be given to the position of energy-intensive industries, of which the paper industry is one. Consequently, the Government intend to provide an 80 per cent. discount from the levy for those sectors that can agree challenging targets for improving their energy efficiency or reducing carbon emissions.