x change is 'last hope' r construction vehicles
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reduction in excise duty for certain cies with special bodies, proposed in the , might prove to be the last hope for construction vehicles, said a Tory MP last would apply particularly to such vehicles bile concrete mixers, said the MP, Dr. Id Bennett (Gosport and Fareham), when corned the change during the Commons on the Finance Bill.
proposed change also pleased Opposition rt spokesman, Mr. Peter Walker, he asked why it had to come into operon September 1, instead of a more ime date.
John Morris, Parliamentary Secretary to inistry of Transport, replied that since vehicle excise licences were issued on a monthly basis, September I would be the first convenient date for the provision after the Finance Bill became law.
The type of vehicle which would benefit now payed between £19 and £306 a year in excise duty, said Mr. Morris. The reduction in duty would depend on the weight of the containers carried, now to be discounted, but would probably range between £36 and £63 a year.
The number of vehicles which would be affected was not known exactly, but would not greatly exceed 1,000.
Mr. Morris pointed out, in reply to a question, that the onus was on the user to show the kind of body on the vehicle from the point of view of the container.