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Red Diesel

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual sales have been in gallons of red diesel in each year since 1990; and what the annual tax take has been. [111129]

Data for inland consumption (in litres) and duty receipts for red diesel can be found in HM customs and Excise Hydrocarbon oils Bulletin under the heading 'Gas Oil', which is published on the Statistical Bulletins page of HM Customs and Excise website at www.uktradeinfo.com.Quantities released for inland consumption (in gallons) and duty receipts for red diesel are shown in the following table.

YearsQuantities (Millions of Gallons)Duty Receipts (£ millions)
19901,79186
19911,839103
19921,674102
19931,673114
19941,666118
19951,584155
19961,729180
19971,552178
19981,545194
19991,543209
20001,538217
20011,514215
20021,446206