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Vehicle Taxation And Road Costs

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the estimated loss to public funds for last year and the current year of tax concessions on business cars and for heavy lorries (a) the money raised by excise dutyand (b) the estimated value of the damage, wear and tear on roads.

None. Business cars pay the same rates of excise duty (fuel duty and VED) as other cars. Both cars and heavy lorries pay substantially more in duty than their shares of road track costs (which cover road construction as well as maintainence).