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Vehicle Tax

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cars have been taxed since his 2006 Budget at (a) the zero rate of duty, (b) the £40 rate of duty and (c) the £100 rate of duty. (97965)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) administers the collection of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

In respect of the zero rate of duty (Band A graduated VED), I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bexleyheath and Crayford on 31 October, Official Report, columns 317-18W.

In respect of the £40 (Band B) and £100 (Band C) rates for petrol cars, it is not possible to extract the number of licence renewals since they were introduced on 23 March this year. The table shows the number of vehicles licensed in those bands, as at June 2006.

Band

Graduated VED bands CO2 emissions (g/km)

Number of licensed vehicles

B

101-120

326,738

C

121-150

3,670,676