§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the average percentage increase in(a) vehicle tax and (b) vehicle insurance between August 1992 and May 1994.
§ Mr. Norris
The average percentage increase in vehicle excise duty, also known as vehicle tax, between August 1992 and May 1994 was 18 per cent.
Although the Government do not monitor particular motor insurance premium levels there is an element in the RPI which accounts for vehicle insurance. That shows that the average percentage increase in vehicle insurance between August 1992 and May 1994 was 17 per cent.