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blow to David Green of the FTA who announced that he would have reduced duty on dery from 16p to 11p/lit (75p to 50p/gal), and cut vehicle excise duty by over £2,000 on a 38-tonne truck.
The RHA has welcomed the news that farmers goods vehicles will attract a higher VED rate in line with the association's Budget submission to make farmers pay more.
Two-axle 1517 tonne farm vehicle rates will rise from £620 to 2680; threeaxle 2123-tonners are going up from £540 to £600; fouraxle 2729-tonners from £880 to 2980; and 2930.49-tonners from £1,450 to £1,610. • The European Commission wants to take control of the transport of nuclear waste within the European Community. In the latest chapter of the continuing scandal involving German haulier Transnuldear, Community Environment Commissioner Stanley Clinton Davis told the European Parliament last week that allegations of serious mismanagement of the waste at the Mol reprocessing plant in Belgium had been confirmed.
It had been claimed that 321 barrels of deadly plutoniumbearing waste had been illicitly transported by Transmiklear from Mol to West Germany.
Clinton Davis told the committee of enquiry at the European Parliament: "At the very least we need to consider extending existing Community law on the trans-frontier movement of hazardous waste to cover nuclear waste."