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FUEL DUTY AND THE COST OF LIVING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 600: tabled on 17 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 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 urges the Government to put the wheels of white van conservatism in motion and scrap the 3 pence rise in fuel duty that is planned for January 2013; notes that Ministers have already taken strong action and delayed or scrapped a series of petrol and diesel tax rises over the last two years; further notes that fuel is now a full 10 pence cheaper than the last Labour administration planned; believes, however, that excessive petrol and diesel prices are still crushing British families and businesses, in part because energy companies are not passing on cheaper oil; further believes that fuel duty is still a brake on economic growth and a disincentive to employment; and calls on the Government to freeze fuel tax in January 2013.