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Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the likely effects on levels of (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) revenue which would accrue to the Exchequer arising from a change in rates of motorcycle vehicle excise duty to the same carbon dioxide emission scales as private cars; (278003)

(2) what recent consideration he has given to the merits of setting vehicle excise duty bands for motorcycles on the same carbon dioxide emissions scale as that applying to private cars.

The information requested is not available.

Carbon dioxide based vehicle excise duty for cars rests on data produced through the European-wide system of vehicle type approval. This system does not produce carbon dioxide data for motorcycles. Vehicle excise duty for motorcycles is instead set on an engine capacity basis.