HC Deb 30 March 1988 vol 130 c498W
Mr. David Martin

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total revenue yield from excise duty payable on petrol in the last year for which figures are available; and on what total quantity of petrol that duty was collected.

Mr. Lilley

Information specifically related to petrol is not available. In 1986–87 the revenue collected from the excise duty on light oil (of which petrol is the major element) was £5,755 million. This represents the duty on 29,700 million litres.