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Vehicle Excise Duty

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he is considering for the extension of vehicle excise duty to cover vehicles not used on the road ; what exceptions would be available to owners engaged in renovation of older vehicles ; and if he will make a statement.

We are studying the possibility of a tax on possession, but have not yet reached a conclusion. I of course recognise that if such a proposal was adopted then it would be necessary to make special arrangements for certain vehicles.