HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc213-4W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what was the yield in 1996–97 and what is the latest estimate of yield in 1997–98 from(a) fuel duty and (b) vehicle excise duty broken down by (i) cars, light goods vehicles and taxis, (ii) motorcycles, (iii) buses and coaches, (iv) goods vehicles over 3.5 GVW and (v) other vehicles. [35967]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The revenue yield in 1996–97 is as follows:

Revenue yield 1996–97 £ million
Fuel duty 17,174
Vehicle excise duty of which: 4,252
Cars, light goods and taxis 3,604
Motorcycles 27
Public service buses and coaches 23
Goods over 3.5 tonnes gross weight 552
Others 46


HM Customs and Excise: Annual report 1996–97

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Motor tax account 1996–97

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Financial statistical returns for 1996–97

Projected revenues given in the recent Financial Statement and Budget Report estimate that the yield from fuel duties and vehicle excise duties in financial year 1997–98, will be £19,100 million and £4,600 million respectively.