HC Deb 19 May 1931 vol 252 c1771
47. Mr. REMER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the quantities imported into this country in 1930 of oils taxed upon importation which are used for industrial purposes, as distinct from motor spirit?


The quantity of hydrocarbon oils, classified under headings other than "motor spirit,' which was duty paid for home consumption in 1930 was 25½ million gallons, and practically the whole of this was no doubt used for industrial purposes. In addition a considerable quantity of hydrocarbon oils classified as "motor spirit" is used for industrial purposes. Precise statistics are not available but it is estimated that the total amount of dutiable hydrocarbon oils used for other than road purposes in 1930 was approximately 62 million gallons.