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Motor Vehicles: Licensing

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles are licensed; and what the total licence revenue was for each emission rating band in the private and light goods vehicle licensing category in the year for which figures are available. (224660)

A snapshot of the Vehicles database as at June 2008 showed the total number of licensed vehicles was 34.4 million, and the total value of licences in force for Private and Light Goods Vehicles were:

Band

Total (£ million)

Up to 1549 cc

510

Over 1549 cc

1,568

A

B

20

C

604

D

566

E

490

F

817

G

128

Euro 4 LGV

13

LGV

333

Total

5,051

Please note that the aforementioned figures reflect the value of licences in force as at June 2008 and not the total VED collected for a specific financial period. These figures are calculated from direct vehicle register scans and are reported to DfT for statistical purposes, while the financial reporting of VED collected net of subsequent refunds collected for each financial year is not analysed in this way. The differences are relatively small, but reflect the six month and 12 month licensing regimes, changes in rates, declaration of “off the road” status for vehicles and the non-coterminosity of licensing periods with financial reporting years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 20 registration marks sold by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the last year for which figures are available have generated the greatest income; and what the selling price was in each case. (228026)

The following registration numbers have raised the most (net) revenue in the last year.

Net revenue (£)

6 B

(102,200)

1 RAN

(51,500)

108 A

(31,000)

4 DAM

(29,000)

WEL 5H

(27,200)

OWN 1T

(26,200)

1 HEL

(22,000)

RUB 1Y

(21,000)

88 M

(20,900)

SYR 1A

(20,500)

63 AC

(19,700)

HU57 LER

(19,500)

SSS 9

(18,400)

1 SLW

(18,000)

81 ACK

(18,000)

AHM 5D

(16,500)

42 E

(15,700)

SOP 81E

(15,600)

1 LCH

(15,500)

CLA 51C

(15,500)

Net total

523,900