HC Deb 12 April 1978 vol 947 cc464-5W
Mr. Fitch

asked the Secretary of State for Transport, following his statement on 22nd March, how many applications for repayment of vehicle excise duty he has now received; how many claims have been submitted; and what is the number and value of payments made.

Mr. William Rodgers

We received 174,000 requests for claim forms by 7th April, the closing date for applying for forms. To date, we have received 110,000 claims for payment. The closing date for these is 28th April. Since 5th April, the starting date for repayments, we have made 4,700 repayments at a total value of £47,500. We have not yet processed enough claims to be able to revise the estimate of total costs that I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Mr. Kelly) on 22nd March.—[Vol. 946, c. 561–2.]