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Road Users (Taxes And Duties)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport how much in total road users will pay in vehicle excise duty, fuel duty, car tax and value added tax on fuel and car sales in 1979–80; and how this compares with funds spent on roads.


asked the Minister of Transport what proportion of the income derived from the road fund licence is currently being spent on the roads; and what is the total sum expected from licences in the year 1979–80.

Total revenue from motoring and vehicle taxation for 1979–80 is estimated to be £5,570 million. This comprises £1,120 million vehicle excise duty, £2,610 million fuel duty, £510 million car tax and £1,330 million VAT on fuel and car sales.Central and local government expenditure on road construction and maintenance in 1979–80 is estimated to be £1,850 million—1979–80 outturn prices.