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Excise Duties: Motorcycles

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors are considered when determining the level of road tax applicable to 125cc motorbikes; and if he will make a statement. (202997)

Vehicle Excise Duty for motorbikes is banded under four engine capacity based rates with the lowest rate of £15 applying to bikes with engines not over 150cc capacity.

In taking taxation decisions as part of the Budget process the Government considers a range of factors including relevant environmental, social and economic factors.