HC Deb 26 March 1981 vol 1 cc426-7W
Mr. Ioan Evans

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report the date of each change of duty on petrol over the last five years and by how much the amount of duty charged per gallon changed on each of those dates.

Mr. Lawson

Yes. Following is the information:

Petrol: Duty changes 1976–81
Date Amount of change (per gallon) Amount of change (percentage)
1976 9 April 7.5p increase 33.3
1977 29 March 5.0p increase 16.7
8 August 5.0p decrease -14.3
1979 12 June 6.82p increase 22.7
1980 26 March 8.64p increase 23.5
1981 10 March 17.37p increase 38.2