§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the percentage increases in vehicle excise duty on(a) motorcycles under 250 cc, (b) motorcycles over 250 cc and (c) cars in each of the past five years, and the average income from fuel duty by (i) motorcycles and (ii) private cars expressed as a percentage of the vehicle excise duty payable; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir John Cope
The real percentage increases in vehicle excise duty applied in each of the last five budgets are shown in the table. It is estimated that the average amount of duty paid on fuel consumed by a motorcycle in 1992–93, is about 225 per cent. of the applicable rate of vehicle excise duty. The corresponding estimate for cars and light goods vehicles is 340 per cent. Estimates for private cars are not separately available.
Annual percentage increase in VED rate for: Motorcycles under 250 cc Motorcycles over 250cc Cars 1988–89 0 0 0 1989–90 0 0 0 1990–91 0 0 0 1991–92 50 25 0 1992–93 0 0 10