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PETROL POVERTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1157: tabled on 06 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 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 notes new research from the RAC Foundation showing that 800,000 homes spend more than a quarter of their income on running a car; further notes that the data based on Office for National Statistics figures show that the poorest 10 per cent of car-owning households in the UK are mired in transport poverty and are spending at least 27 per cent of their disposable income on buying and running a vehicle; is concerned that of a total weekly expenditure of £167, those in the poorest car-owning households see £44 go on car costs; concludes that high fuel prices are a poverty trap and that fuel duty is a toxic tax; and welcomes what the Government has done to cut the cost of filling up the family car but urges them to go further in the forthcoming Budget and to cancel the planned September rise in fuel duty.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.