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Cars: Sales

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many sales of (a) petrol- and (b) diesel-fuelled cars there were in each of the last three financial years. (250304)

The numbers (in thousands) of petrol and diesel-fuelled cars newly registered in Great Britain in each of the last three financial years were as follows:

Financial year

Fuel type

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Diesel

900

910

978

Petrol

1,501

1,435

1,392

These data include all cars that have been newly registered in each financial year and will, therefore, include vehicles that have been imported into Great Britain during this time.