HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c202W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the total receipts received from the taxation of each class of motor vehicle in the last financial year for which statistics are available.

Mr. Hayhoe

The latest year for which statistics of revenue receipts are available is 1983–84. For vehicle excise duty the receipts by category of vehicles were:

Category Revenue(£ million)
Cars and light vans 1,578
Heavy goods vehicles 383
Motor cycles 22
Taxis, buses and coaches 7
Haulage vehicles and agricultural machines 7

Other forms of indirect taxation are not collected by category of vehicle, so the information is not available in the form requested. Revenue from the other forms of taxation bearing on vehicles is as follows:

Tax Revenue(£ million)
Petrol duty 4,340
Derv duty 1,074
VAT on vehicle sales *1,450
VAT on road fuel *875
Car tax 703
* Estimate of non-recoverable VAT.

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