§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps his Department is taking to bring to the attention of the public the arrangements for the reimbursement of excessive vehicle excise duty;
(2) how many people will be engaged in the repayment of excessive vehicle excise duty at the Swansea Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre;
(3) how many claim forms have been printed to enable motorists to reclaim excessive vehicle excise duty from the Swansea Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre;
(4) what estimate he has made of the total sum owing to vehicle drivers arising from over payment of vehicle excise duty.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The arrangements have been advertised in the Press and wide publicity has been given to them in other ways. Some 100 staff will be engaged in processing applications and 750,000 application forms have been printed. I cannot make a helpful estimate of the total amount to be repaid340W until we know how many of those who renewed licences for 600,000 vehicles immediately after last year's Budget are entitled to claim.