§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce a system to license goods-carrying vehicles by gross loaded weight instead of unladen weight and thereby save checking expenditure.
§ Mr. Peyton
I accept that there would be advantages in licensing goods vehicles on the basis of maximum permitted laden weight. This is indeed part of the EEC proposals for the taxation of commercial vehicles. I shall be considering it and other changes in the context of the EEC discussions.