HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 cc91-2W
Mr. Skeet

asked Secretary of State for Industry how many vehicles in the United Kingdom use liquid petroleum gas as a fuel; and what is the amount of duty charged.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I have been asked to reply.

The Department's vehicle licensing records indicate that approximately 7,000 vehicles use liquefied petroleum gas or dual-fuel—LPG and petrol—systems. This figure underestimates the total number of road vehicles using LPG, since many are conversions of existing vehicles and these are not always notified. Duty on LPG for use as a road fuel is half the rate applied to petrol—that is, 6.91p per litre. Vehicle excise duty on vehicles using LPG is levied on the same basis as that on vehicles using petrol or derv.

Forward to