HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc447-8W
34. Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will take steps to introduce a fixed penalty fine for owners of vehicles not possessing a valid vehicle excise duty licence, with reserve powers to impound vehicles and subsequently dispose of them if not claimed by their owners; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Fowler

I am looking very carefully at possible ways of reducing evasion of vehicle excise duty, and I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his suggestions. As he knows, they raise some practical problems, but I will certainly bear his suggestions in mind.