HC Deb 16 May 1988 vol 133 c359W
41. Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received regarding the level of evasion of the vehicle excise duty paid in respect of coaches.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

No recent representations have been made on the extent of evasion of the duty payable on coaches. The national survey of VED evasion in 1984 did not identify coaches as a source of significant revenue loss. We are not aware of evidence to suggest that evasion among this vehicle group is exceptional.

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