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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many vehicles over 25 years of age pay vehicle excise duty for all or part of the year; (178834)

(2) how many vehicles have free historic vehicle tax discs.

The numbers of licensed vehicles over 25 years of age at the end of 2006 and registered in Great Britain were as follows:

Number of licensed vehicles (thousand)

All vehicles


Exempt from vehicle excise duty—historic vehicle


Exempt from vehicle excise duty—other reasons


Not exempt from vehicle excise duty


The data given above include vehicles where the year of manufacture is not known.