§ 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.