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EDM (Early Day Motion) 71: tabled on 15 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that the Government is failing to mitigate high fuel prices; notes the financial pain that fuel poverty is causing people, especially in regions with large rural areas and a lack of large supermarkets; acknowledges that this problem is exacerbated by differential pricing practices from large retailers; further notes with concern that high fuel prices can bring particular problems for the elderly and young people, causing them to become socially and economically dislocated; further notes that excessive fuel prices hurt local businesses, are inimical to growth and that lowering the cost of duty would be revenue-neutral for HM Treasury; further acknowledges that fuel prices in Northern Ireland are particularly high; and calls on the Government to alleviate the burden for those struggling with the soaring cost of petrol.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.