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    Transport Fuel Efficiency Bill 2016

    A Bill to incentivise more fuel efficient vehicles
    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    A. Definitions
    1. ‘Public Sector’ shall mean for the purposes of this Bill, any operations by Her Majesty’s Government, its agencies, and those of Local Government, the devolved administrations or the Common Council of the City of London.
    2. ‘Expenses’ shall mean any payment made to an employee, contractor, director or agency worker to cover costs incurred in the course of employment, or travel to and/or from work.
    3. ‘Parking Permit’ shall mean a permit for motor vehicle parking issued by a Local Authority for a Controlled Parking Zone.
    4. ‘Congestion Charge’ shall mean the charges made by the London Mayor under the Greater London Authority Act

    B. Payment of Expenses
    1. No Public Sector body may pay Expenses for the use of any motor vehicle in car tax band H or above. Any payment offered or received may be held to be fair grounds for dismissal from employment, or the termination of a contract or agency agreement.
    2. No Public Sector body may pay on behalf of any employee, contractor or agency staff member any Congestion Charge paid to Transport for London. The penalty in section B1 will apply.

    C. Parking Permits
    1. All Public Sector bodies operating a Controlled Parking Permit scheme, or providing off-street parking spaces, shall be permitted to provide preferential allocation of spaces to motor vehicles of car tax band G or lower.
    2. All Public Sector bodies operating a Controlled Parking Permit scheme, or providing off-street parking spaces, shall be permitted to refuse to issue new permits for motor vehicles of car tax band H or above. Existing permits shall be renewable for the same vehicle if conditions of residence and payment are met.
    3. Parking Permit charges for cars in Band H or above shall be issued for a charge at least double of those for Band G or lower.
    4. Should any Public Sector body exercise the provisions of this section of the Bill, they should give 12 weeks notice of introduction.

    D. Congestion Charge
    1. The Congestion Charge under the provisions of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 shall be set for motor vehicles of car tax band H or above to be at least twice the standard charge. The reduced or zero charges in force for certain classes or uses of vehicles, and residents discount as of 1 January 2016 shall be exempt from this clause.

    E. Title and Implementation of the Bill
    1. This Bill shall be known as the Transport Fuel Efficiency Bill 2016
    2. Shall extend to the United Kingdom
    3. This Bill will take effect from the date of Royal Assent of the Bill.

    Notes
    This Bill is designed to incentivise the use of more fuel efficient vehicles through a number of measures by the Public Sector. Band H is 166g/km to 175g/km. A link to the car tax bands is shown; https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...al_version.pdf

    The changes from the first reading are in section B2 where reimbursement is re-defined, in section C2 where existing permits are renewable, and in section D1 where discounts for low-emission vehicles, residents, emergency services and others cannot be subject to the higher charge..
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    Surely these just penalises those worst off in society who may have to rely on a car for transport and can't afford to replace their car with a more ecofriendly one?
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    My question in the previous thread was not answered - what portion of cars on the road would this affect?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    My question in the previous thread was not answered - what portion of cars on the road would this affect?
    A site listing all of the cars in each bands would put the cars being affected at 40%, with everyday cars being hit.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    A site listing all of the cars in each bands would put the cars being affected at 40%, with everyday cars being hit.
    Thanks.

    In that case, absolutely not.
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    Still a nay
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    I shall say my obligatory for now, I'll respond to all the questioners tomorrow

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    Hell no.
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    I should think I need not state my opinion.

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    Another reading will only help if the bill has at least some appeal; this is not the case here.
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    No, fuel is too expensive already, right now.
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    Nay.
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