HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 cc197-8W
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.

£ million
1985–86 20
1986–87 30
1987–88 270

The effects on receipts for earlier years are zero or negligible.