§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with the French Minister of Transport the desirability of abolishing the taxe uniforme imposed on British ferry passengers landing in France.
§ Mr. Norris
I understand that the taxe uniforme is charged on all ferry companies using certain French ports. We are seeking further information to see whether this tax breaches Community law and will then consider whether to raise the matter with the French authorities.