§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Cm 4917, what estimate he has made of the cost of reducing the tax on ultra low sulphur petrol by(a) 2p per litre and (b) 2p per litre for each of the three financial years from 2001–02 onwards; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Timms
[holding answer 15 November 2000]: Estimates of the cost in 2001–02 of reducing the duty on Ultra Low Sulphur Petrol by 2p per litre and of reducing the duty on Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel by 3p were published in the pre-Budget Report of 8 November 2000. If these cuts are implemented in Budget 2001, estimates of their cost in 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2003–04 will be published in the Financial Statement and Budget Report.