§ Lieut. - Colonel Bromley - Davenport
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of each class of hydrocarbon oils retained for home consumption during the year ended 31st March, 1953; and the net amount received in respect of duty thereon, showing, in particular, the amounts received in respect of motor spirit and heavy oils used as fuel in road vehicles.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The desired particulars are provisionally as follows:
Class Quantity Receipts of Duty (gallons) £ OILS CHARGEABLE WITH CUSTOMS DUTY Light Oils 1,823,173,848 228,088,266 of which motor (including aviation) spirit 1,737,753,146 (£217,346,400) Heavy Oils for use as road fuel 295,044,466 36,872,150 Other Heavy Oils 4,577,351,028 603,282 of which fully rebateable 4,432,565,499 OILS CHARGEABLE WITH EXCISE DUTY Light Oils 104,563,216 9,146,573 of which motor (including aviation) spirit 61,710,630 (£5,379,531) Heavy Oils for use as road fuel 23,687,039 2,072,616 Total £276,782,887 Allowances under Section 206 of the Customs and Excise Act 1952 1,724,201 Net Total £275,058,686