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Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial incentives there are for the use of liquefied petroleum gas in cars; and if he will make a statement.

Liquefied petroleum gas, when used as fuel for a road vehicle, bears excise duty at half the leaded petrol rate per liquid litre. This gives it a substantial fiscal advantage over petrol.