HC Deb 21 December 1988 vol 144 c257W
Mr. Allan Roberts

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total number of light commercial vehicles sales in the United Kingdom, and the proportion of those that were diesel engined, for each of the last five years.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

[holding answer 20 December 1988]:

New registrations: light commercial vehicles: United Kingdom1
Total (thousand) Percentage diesel
1984 112 24
1985 131 37
1986 160 38
1987 158 43
21988 173 46
1 Figures are for all goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight under 3.5 tonnes. Figures for Northern Ireland are available on a slightly different basis from those for Great Britain but this does not significantly affect the United Kingdom totals.
2 The estimate for 1988 is based on registrations in the first 10 months of the year.

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