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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he is making of the merits of withdrawal of the system of statutory off-road notification; and if he will make a statement. (264872)

Statutory off road notification (SORN) is an integrated part of effective vehicle excise duty (VED) compliance. The measure of its effectiveness is in reducing the level of non-compliance. The 2008 survey of compliance showed that VED evasion is less than 1 per cent. No formal review of the merits of SORN has been undertaken and there are no plans to change the requirement.