asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is his estimate of the expected increase in the retail price index arising from the increase in the cost of petrol following his decision to abolish vehicle excise duty.
The effect of the net saving to private motorists and the small increase in business costs will be broadly neutral.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations he
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had with the motoring organisations before coming to a decision to abolish vehicle excise duty.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has had from members of the public concerning his decision to abolish vehicle excise duty.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Members for Christchurch and Lymington (Mr. Adley) and Bromsgrove and Red-ditch (Mr. Miller) on Wednesday 29th November 1978.—[Vol. 959, c. 409–410.]