40. Mr. Geoffrey Wilson
asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made in his negotiations with the passenger road transport industry in regard to the rebate to be given to them in respect of the additional sixpence per gallon on the fuel duty imposed by the autumn Budget; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
The method of relief has been agreed by a joint working party of my Department and the operators. I will put before the House as soon as possible the necessary Measure to bring the scheme into effect. In the meantime, the 243W operators' associations are being sent specimens of the instructions and forms for claiming relief that would be required under the proposed scheme. Supplies of these documents will shortly be issued to all operators through the traffic area offices. This action is being taken to facilitate the introduction of the scheme subject to Parliamentary approval.