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  1. #11
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    I forgot to send my home address, so got 2 out of 3 replying and requesting it. At least I know that 2 got through.
    regards,
    Philip

  2. #12
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    Which one didnt ask for your home address?? surely not the great Mr Taylor!!!!
    I wrote to him before before the last election,wasnt that promising a response!.

    Also noted that Candy Whatsherpants had never raised a question in the commons
    regarding red, well... I dont suppose anyone is employed in the marine industry
    around Falmouth.

    Be interested to hear what they have to say now, not Candy Whatsherpants,
    she got booted out.

    Nige'

  3. #13
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    Without naming names, yes.
    regards,
    Philip

  4. #14
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    I have had a letter reply to one of my emails, from the office of Andrew George.

    "Andrew George MP has asked me to thank you for your recent email regarding the tax status of red diesel.

    Mr. George is in his Westminster offive at the moment but has asked me to ensure that his absence does not create unnecessary delays in proceeding with initial enquiries on the incoming casework. Therefore what I have done, on Mr George's behalf, is to take up your concerns with the Paymaster General - Rt. Hon Dawn Primarolo MP.

    As soon as we receive any further information we will be in contact with you again."
    regards,
    Philip

  5. #15
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    That doesn't sound very good Dawn P... has already done her best to prevent service companies earning a decent crust by assuming that 95% of turnover is treated as taxable earnings. I should imagine that her first question will be "What is red diesel" and her second "Don't all Mobo owners also try to run their own business - goody goody two birds with one stone" Please don't start me off on this one!
    Kev

  6. #16
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    Wahoo..... got a letter back this morning.... saying....

    "received your e-mail... and looking into it...."

    Progress I guess.....

    10yr old daughter was well impressed with a lettter with full House of Commons logo on it turning up in the post!

  7. #17
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    Another letter........ asked for a response from the 'Appropriate Minister'....

  8. #18
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    Had another letter stating that the minister to whom he had written has passed it on to the DTI for comment....

    No real news/info or progress... but I am impressed at the willingness to keep me informed and updated.....

  9. #19
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    [ QUOTE ]
    No real news/info or progress... but I am impressed at the willingness to keep me informed and updated.....

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Thats how it works - ownership passed on ... and on ... and on......

  10. #20
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    Default Re:A letter!!

    Andrew George has sent me another letter, enclosing a reply from John Healey to his Red Diesel enquiry.

    I quote:-
    Dear Andrew,
    Thank your for your letter of 27 January to Dawn Primarolo enclosing correspondence from your constituent, Mr Philip Stevens of (my address) about th taxation of fuel used by private craft. I am replying as Minister responsible.

    As Mr Stevens will know, private pleasure craft with diesel engines are entitled to use rebayted gas oil or red diesel, which is specially marked to distinguish it from diesel used as road fuel. This diesel bears a reduced rate of excise duty of 6.44 pence per litre compared with 47.10 pence per litre for road diesel used on the roads. Red diesel can also be used in certain off-road vehicles, such as most agricultural vehicles and machinery; vehicles employed in motorway construction; forestry, mining and quarrying; and diesel locomotives, as well as commercially and privately owned boats.

    Under the relevant European agreements(currently the Energy Products Directive, which came into effect on 1 January 2004), fuel used by private pleasure craft is normally taxable at the same rate as the equivalent road fuel. Howeve, the United Kingdom enjoys a derogation from this provision, and this allows private pleasure craft to use red diesel. This derogation is due to expire on 31 December 2006, but as we announced at the Pre-Budget Report, the UK is minded to apply for an extension and will issue an initial regulatory impact assessment on the effects of ending the derogation to be published at the Budget. This document will then be used as the basis for further information gathering and discussions.

    I can assure you that Mr Stevens' views will be taken into consideration, along with other relevant economic, social and environmental factors, when we take decisions on the future duty treatment of red diesel for use in pleasure craft in the run up to the expiry of the current derogation in 2006.

    I hope this helps you to respond to Mr Stevens.

    John Healey MP.
    regards,
    Philip

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