HC Deb 13 December 2000 vol 359 cc167-8W
11. Mr. Robathan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary with regard to making representations to the European Commission on the charging of VAT on Severn bridge tolls. [142012]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Representations to the European Commission have not been raised during my discussion of this subject with my right hon. Friend the First Secretary.

However, the hon. Gentleman will wish to be aware that Her Majesty's Customs and Excise is exploring options for a Government-supported scheme to offset the cost of VAT to motorist and business motorists.

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