HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 c250W
Mr. Robert Banks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the additional annual revenue from equalising the cost of diesel fuel with petrol at the point of sale.

Mr. Brooke

The present instability in the prices of petrol and diesel fuel (derv) makes comparison difficult, but, on the basis of the latest information available, raising the duty on dery to bring its pump price into line with that of petrol is estimated to yield net additional revenue of £45 million in a full year.

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