HC Deb 20 July 1959 vol 609 c89W
Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the amount of each class

Class Quantity Receipts of Duty
Gallons £
Oils chargeable with Customs duty
Light Oils: 2,190,045,736 *273,778,739
of which motor (including aviation) spirit (2,140,523,206) (267,559,121)
Heavy Oils:
For use as road fuel 538,168,300 67,271,514
Other (mainly lubricating oils) 175,680,122 732,001
Oils chargeable with Excise duty
Light Oils: 116,893,067 7,314,099
of which motor (including aviation) spirit (61,889,948) (3,869,628)
Heavy Oils for use as road fuel 22,489,768 1,405,611
Total 350,501,964
Allowance on certain home-produced oils used in approved refineries as raw material for chemical synthesis 4,428,996
Net Total 346,072,968
These particulars relate to oil subject to a net liability to Customs or Excise duty: comparable figures are not available in respect of heavy oils for which the duty is wholly rebated.
* Includes £30,654 in respect of light oils contained in composite goods on which oil duty was charged at a flat rate under the Composite Goods Orders, 1957, and 1958, and for which information as to the quantity of oil is not available