HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c520W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will update the answer to the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms Harman) of 25 February,Official Report, columns 693–94, relating to company cars.

Mr. Key

For the 12 months to September 1993, there were 896,000 new car registrations in a company name, 51 per cent. of all new car registrations in Great Britain. Registrations in a company name include hire cars and company cars not available for private use.

The Inland Revenue estimates that about 1.8 million employees in the United Kingdom are currently taxed on the private use of a company car.