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Vehicle Excise Duty

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of differential rates of vehicle excise duty on promoting the manufacture and sale of vehicles with improved pollution characteristics; and if he will make a statement. [130545]

The Government have introduced a range of measures to encourage the use of cleaner vehicles and technologies, including graduated vehicle excise duty, vehicle labelling and graduated company car tax.The effectiveness of all these policies are being evaluated including an assessment of graduated VED by the Department of Transport and the results will inform future policy advice.