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Vehicle Excise Duty

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total cost of collecting and administering vehicle excise duty.

The collection of vehicle excise duty and the registration of vehicles are operated as a single integrated system and the costs of each are not easily identified. The cost of vehicle excise duty collection and vehicle registration in the United Kingdom was £88 million in the financial year 1984–85.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants are employed in the collection and administration of vehicle excise duty.

The collection of vehicle excise duty and the registration of vehicles are operated as a single integrated system and an assignment of staff to each system cannot easily be made. The number of civil servants employed in excise duty collection and vehicle registration in the United Kingdom was 4,180 in the financial year 1984–85.