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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Excise Duties

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency spent on the (a) collection and (b) enforcement of vehicle excise duty in each of the last five years. (294605)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Treasury, collected £5.5 billion of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) in the last financial year. The following table shows the cost to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to (a) collection and (b) enforcement of vehicle excise duty in each of the last five years:

£000

Financial year

Collection of VED

Enforcement of VED

2008-09

132,937

83,928

2007-08

133,980

81,290

2006-07

131,255

85,369

2005-06

123,889

80,967

2004-05

119,518

79,194