Jason spoke in the Westminster Hall to ask the Treasury to think again about the 705% increase in road fund tax for new motorhomes which came into force on 1 September.
Jason McCartney MP
I’d like to thank the Minister for giving way.
On the issue of the range of low emission options, a local converter company has told me that the range of low-emission options just is not there at the moment. They have already not replaced five workers who have moved on because of a drop in sales. The policy is bad for converters, bad for British business, It’s actually bad for the environment because it is staycations that we are damaging here.
Holme Valley Camping in my patch as well have also lobbied me, because bookings are starting to be affected by this as well.
So please, please, please will the Minister look at it again.
Simon Clarke MP
Well, that is a very passionate, a typically passionate intervention from my hon. Friend. I do take his points to heart, and the Government is listening.
Clearly in this context, we can only make announcements at fiscal events. It is very important to note that we are hearing the strong messages that people are sending out.