HC Deb 01 July 1977 vol 934 c358W
Mr. Farr

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total number of VAT prosecutions in each of the last three years, the total number of resulting convictions, and the total amount of fines imposed; and what percentage in each year of the maximum fines which might have been imposed is represented by the total actually imposed.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The figures relating to VAT prosecutions in each of the last three years are:

Mr. Robert Sheldon

To compensate for the total abolition of vehicle excise duty, the duty on all road fuel would have to be increased by about 18½p a gallon, which, allowing for VAT, would raise the price to the private motorist by 21p a gallon.

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