§ Mr. David Martin
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total revenue yield from excise duty payable on petrol in the last year for which figures are available; and on what total quantity of petrol that duty was collected.
§ Mr. Lilley
Information specifically related to petrol is not available. In 1986–87 the revenue collected from the excise duty on light oil (of which petrol is the major element) was £5,755 million. This represents the duty on 29,700 million litres.