asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for 1987–88 taxation revenue and public road cost figures and also a table showing taxation revenue, attributed costs, revenue to costs ratio and the number of vehicles, including in the calculation the increased road maintenance expenditure announced at the time of the current year's Budget statement.
The information requested is given in the following two tables. Further information on motor tax revenue and track costs will be given in the Department's annual paper "The allocation of road track costs", due to be published shortly.
Taxation revenue, attributed costs, revenue to cost ratios and numbers of vehicles in selected categories
GVW (tonnes) over
Taxation revenue per vehicle
Attributed costs, per vehicle2
Taxes minus costs
Revenue to costs ratio
Estimated number of vehicles at September 1987
|5 axle (2+3)||36||38||10,300||7,730||2,570||1·3:1||24|
Figures for costs and taxes are rounded to the nearest £10, so taxes minus costs may not equal the difference of the figures shown for taxes and costs.