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Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual cost to the Exchequer of resuming the rolling exemption from vehicle excise duty for historic vehicles over 35 years of age in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12. (197404)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave on 30 January 2008, Official Report, column 403W. Licensing data does not completely disaggregate by applicable vehicle excise duty rate the population of vehicles manufactured prior to 1974, 1975 and 1976. It is therefore not possible to determine the cost to the Exchequer of extending the exemption on a rolling 35-year basis.