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Hydrocarbon Oil

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the excise duty on hydrocarbon oil rose or fell between November 1951 and October 1964, between November 1964 and June 1970, between July 1970 and February 1974 and between March 1974 and March 1977.

Changes in the rates of excise duty on hydrocarbon oils between the dates in question were as follows:—ment giving the dates when the Government or ministerial Departments announced increases in taxes and the amounts of such increases; what estimate was given at the time of the increase in the cost of living as a result of these increases; and how much to date the cost of living has actually risen as a result of these increases.

I regret that to answer this Question would entail a disproportionate call on public funds.