76. Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the cost to the Revenue in a full year of a reduction of five new pence per gallon in petrol tax and fuel oil tax, respectively, in Scotland.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
Assuming that regional differentiation was practicable, the cost for road fuel would be about £20 million. The duty on fuel oil is one new penny a gallon, and on the same assumption its abolition in Scotland would cost about £13 million.