§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if it is his policy that the licensing and excise concessions which at present apply to Post Office minibuses are to continue for the foreseeable future.
§ Mr. Marks
There are no vehicle excise duty concessions for Post Office minibuses. The Post Office receives fuel duty relief for its stage services authorised by road service licences, or permits under the Transport Act 1968. The Government have no plans to discontinue the fuel duty grant, which is available to all operators of stage carriage services.