Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:08 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield 1:08 pm, 31st October 2018

Will the Secretary of State recognise the real concerns expressed to him by the automotive industry about the contradictory and confused signals coming out of Government in relation to fiscal policy and vehicle excise duty? Is there not something wrong when the system as it is at present penalises worst the cars that are the cleanest and most CO2 efficient? In the next few months, as he and his colleagues consult the industry on the introduction of the worldwide light vehicle test procedure, will he ensure that such perverse incentives do not continue into the next financial year?