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Vehicle Excise Duty

Asked if the Government was going to acknowledge that given the difficult economic circumstances this was not the time to penalise those with old cars, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that the Chancellor had set out the Government’s policy in the Budget. The Government did acknowledge that difficult decisions had to be taken sometimes to show how serious we were about the green agenda. The actions being taken in relation to vehicle excise duty would save an additional 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 by 2020.

Put that there would be no change in policy, the PMS replied that the position was set out by the Chancellor in the Budget, and that was the position.

Put that Tim Yeo was making the Government’s case for it this morning by saying that second-hand cars made up such a big part of the market that very few people bought brand-new cars, and this was the reason for them having to be included, and asked if this was the Government’s position, the PMS replied that this was the Government’s position.

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