Harlow MP raises question of fuel prices with Leader of the House of Commons
Politics / Sun 16th Sep 2018 pm30 12:33pm
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask questions on fuel prices.
Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee asked: “With petrol prices rising to a four-year high, the Leader of the House will have heard the anguish of motorists and of motorist groups like FairFuelUK. Can we have an urgent statement on what the Government are doing to keep down the price of fuel for motorists?
“Can she use her good offices to urge the Chancellor not to raise fuel duty at the Budget, as that would be a kamikaze attack on hard-working families?
Andrea Leadsom Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
“My right hon. Friend is a great champion for motorists, on which I congratulate him. He will be aware that the previous Labour Government’s fuel duty escalator would have cost motorists an extra £46 billion in taxes. This Government have done everything we possibly can to protect motorists from price rises but, nevertheless, I have heard his lobbying and I will pass it on to the Chancellor.
Bob Halfon doing nothing again. Righto. Keep plugging away BH. I think that a fuel increase now would be hard to take, for everybody. I do believe that it was the Labour group who annexed tax rates on fuel, but RH got them reversed.
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