Written Answers. - Motor Tax.

Trevor Sargent

Question:

693 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the plans, if any, he has to introduce zero road tax to persons using clean fuel vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1539/99]

As a move towards "greening" of motor tax rates, changes in motor tax rates for public service vehicles which came into effect in August 1998 provided for substantial reductions in motor tax for categories of vehicles used as public transport vehicles.

There are no proposals at this stage for the abolotion of motor tax on vehicles using clean fuel but the matter will be kept under review.