Dáil Éireann - Volume 276 - 05 December, 1974
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Motor Vehicle Tax Harmonisation.
Mr. Lemass Mr. Lemass
13. Mr. Lemass asked the Minister for Local Government if there has been any progress on the proposals to arrange common automobile taxes within the EEC.
Mr. Tully Mr. Tully
Mr. Tully: The question of the harmonisation of motor vehicle taxes falls within the framework of EEC proposals for the institution of a common system of charging for the use of infrastructure. In so far as road infrastructure is concerned however, these proposals are at present being developed only in relation to  commercial road vehicles. Consideration of the taxation of private cars, or “automobiles”, is a relatively longterm project which must await the outcome of detailed studies which are being organised by the Commission into the complex question of the allocation of road user costs in urban areas.
Dáil Éireann 276 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Motor Vehicle Tax Harmonisation.