§ Mr. Chope
I am glad to announce some further fee reductions following the successful negotiation of significant increases in the United Kingdom's bilateral and multilateral quota. This has resulted in greater income from permits without significant increases in costs.425W
Our success benefits British hauliers twice—first, from the more plentiful supply of permits and, secondly, from the reduction in fees.
The fees will be as follows, with the 1991 charges in brackets: £ £ Single journey permit £2 (£2) Multi journey permit for two or more journeys £1 per journey (£1) Annual period permit £20 (£40) Three month period permit £5 (£10) Multilateral EC/ECMT 3 annual permit £40 (£80) Multilateral EC/ECMT 3 month permit £10 (£20) Community Removals (annual) £5 (£25) Multilateral EC 1 month permit £5 (£7) EC 1 month cabotage permit £5 (£5)
§ Mr. Chope
These negotiations resulted in agreement that road hauliers travelling between the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union and its republics will no longer need to carry permits as from 1 April 1992. We have also reached agreement with Portugal that road hauliers travelling between the United Kingdom and Portugal will no longer need to carry permits from 1 January 1992.
These follow my Department's success in February—March this year in negotiating the ending of permits between the United Kingdom and Hungary and the United Kingdom and Czechoslovakia from 1 January 1992.