§ Mr. Hawkins
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from(a) motorists and (b) motoring organisations in relation to motorists who did not qualify for VED rebate because their VED was purchased before the qualifying date of 1 November 2000. 
§ Mr. Boateng
The Government extended the reduced rate of VED following consultation with motoring organisations who were generally supportive of the move.
Following its introduction the Government have received representations from motorists on a wide range of issues including the extension of this scheme, which ensured that an additional five million cars attracted the reduced rate of VED.