§ Mr. French
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that in 1988–89 less revenue is lost from vehicle excise duty evasion in the United Kingdom than during the 1987–88 financial year.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I have been asked to reply.198W
£ million 1985–86 20 1986–87 30 1987–88 270
The effects on receipts for earlier years are zero or negligible.