§ Mr. Ovenden
asked the Secretary of State for Transport on what reduction in staff numbers his estimate contained in"The Future of Vehicle Excise Duty"of a £ 20 million saving by the abolition of vehicle excise duty is based; and what account is taken in this estimate of the need for central annual registration to check the possession of insurance certificates and vehicle test certificates.
§ Mr. William Rodgers:
The estimated saving includes the cost of 2,000 posts. It assumes annual re-registration, either at local offices or through post offices. and a continued check on insurance and vehicle test certificates.
§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the expected employment consequences for Dundee of the phasing out of vehicle excise duty on cars.
§ Mr. Horam:
The effect on individual local vehicle licensing offices and the special postal vehicle licensing office in Dundee has to be considered in detail and in consultation with the unions involved. Any consequences for employment there will be taken fully into account.