HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 cc257-8W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the number of heavy goods vehicles that have evaded excise duty in the last 12 months. [21081]

Ms Glenda Jackson

It is estimated that, at any one time, some 13,000 heavy goods vehicles are evading vehicle excise duty. This represents around 3 per cent. of these vehicles.