Examination of Witnesses (Questions 80
TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2000
80. Have you calculated the extent of the loss?
Over time have you been able to see it? Have you any views on
the vignette argument, the idea of having a "Welcome to the
UK, please give us X amount of pounds or euros"?
(Mr Mumford) I think the issue with this is all about
the policeability and just how would the administration work?
Is it something that is easy to bypass if it is a complicated
81. Gentlemen, I think we have covered most
of the points this morning. As I say, we knew that we would have
to deal with the events of September but we also wanted to get
your view as business people selling petrol and also business
people who use diesel to deliver your products. We hope that you
will not have to put in train the precautions which you have taken.
(Mr Jones) We hope so as well.
Chairman: One would hope that equally you can
once more restore the confidence of the British consumer. Thank
you very much for your evidence this morning. If there is anything
that on reflection you would like to supplement it with, please
do not hesitate to get in touch with us.