HC Deb 21 April 1948 vol 449 c149W
Mr. Blackburn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the amount of each class of hydrocarbon oils retained for home consumption during the year ended

Description (a). Approximate quantity of duty paid oils retained for consumption. Approximate net receipts Fully rebateable oils (b).
gallons. £ gallons.
Light oils—
Petroleum spirit—
Motor spirit 1,187,518,000 44,532,000
Other spirit 40,796,000 1,530,000
Coal tar products—
Other sorts 1,000
Turpentine 1,095,000 41,000
Heavy oils for mixing with light oils (c) 12,000
Other hydrocarbon oils 372,000 14,000
Oils in composite articles 43,000 2,000
TOTAL LIGHT OILS 1,229,837,000 46,119,000
Heavy oils for use as fuel in road vehicles (Duty-paid at rate for light oils) 159,730,000 5,990,000
Other heavy oils (duty-paid at 1d. per gallon)—
Petroleum oil—
Crude oil 6,000 55,000
Kerosene 177,273,000 738,000 242,214,000
Lubricating oil 123,789,000 516,000 2,707,000
Gas oil 14,202,000 59,000 327,041,000
Fuel oil 14,590,000 61,000 731,868,000
Other sorts 2,417,000 10,000 6,452,000
Coal tar products (d) 24,000
Other oils 49,000 1,950,000
Oils in composite articles 79,000 25,000
Gases produced from imported heavy oils 76,000 100,000
TOTAL HEAVY OILS other than road fuel 332,457,000 1,384,000 1,312,412,000
TOTAL DUTIABLE OILS 1,722,024,000 53,493,000
Deduct net amount paid to Isle of Man etc. (e) 283,000
1,722,024,000 53,210,000
(a) The descriptions of oil correspond to those used in Customs documents, but are not defined by statute.
(b) These quantities of oils fully rebated under Section 1 of the Finance Act, 1947, are quantities delivered out of official charge without payment of duty, or not subsequently exported.
(c) Dutiable as light oils.
(d) Excess of repayments.
(e) Difference between amounts collected in, and allocated to, the Isle of Man, during the year ended 31st March, 1948, and allowances under Section 8 (4) of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1945.