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Motor Vehicles: Fuels

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of litres, to the nearest million, of vehicle fuel sold in the UK in each of the last five years. (203813)

HM Revenue and Customs publish monthly clearances data (quantities released for consumption) on their website, http://www/uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bulloil. Their latest figures are in the table as follows.

Consumption of Road Fuel

Million litres

Motor Spirit

DERV

2003

27,389

21,047

2004

27,025

22,160

2005

25,608

23,201

2006

24,629

24,117

2007 (provisional)

23,892

25,129

Note:

Biofuels are not included

Source:

HM Revenue and Customs