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Vehicle Excise Duty: Evasion And Enforcement

EDM number 318 in 1991-92, proposed by Gerard Vaughan on 03/12/1991.

That this House notes with concern the statement of the then Permanent Secretary to the Department of Transport, in evidence to the Transport Select Committee on 16th April 1991, that 'ú100 million or so' of tax revenue is lost annually through evasion of vehicle excise licence duty; regards it as unacceptable that so many should thus be allowed to evade a tax which the great majority pay conscientiously; recognises that enforcement by the police through the courts may be disproportionately expensive and time-consuming; and would welcome the introduction of other methods, such as the integration of the record of duty payment with the vehicle log book records, fixed penalties applied by traffic wardens, police and other authorised officials, clamping and other procedural changes generally, including the earmarking of penalties and revenue to produce a cost-effective system of enforcement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Gerard Vaughan03/12/1991Reading EastProposed
Norman Godman05/12/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Peter Hardy09/12/1991WentworthSigned
Terry Lewis09/12/1991WorsleySigned
Alex Carlile10/12/1991MontgomerySigned
Frank Cook11/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Jack Thompson18/12/1991WansbeckSigned
Tim Rathbone19/12/1991LewesSigned
Donald Anderson16/01/1992Swansea EastSigned
Colin Shepherd23/01/1992HerefordSigned
James Couchman30/01/1992GillinghamSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned

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