HC Deb 02 February 1995 vol 253 cc790-1W
17. Mr. Taylor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the vehicle excise duty for lorries in the light of the discrepancy between revenue raised and total cost to public funds revealed by the Royal Commission on environmental pollution.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Vehicle excise duty for lorries is reviewed before each Budget.

Ms Walley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reduce United Kingdom road tax in respect of international hauliers.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer reviews vehicle excise duty before each Budget, taking account of a number of factors, including the competitive position of international hauliers. Vehicle excise duty for most lorry classes has been frozen in the past five budgets.