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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1156: tabled on 06 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 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 the oral evidence given by Mr Damian McBride to the Public Administration Select Committee on 27 February 2013, where he stated that he had explored changing the specification of ultra low sulphur diesel but was blocked by HM Customs and Excise on the grounds that 'there are some technical and administrative things that are nothing to do with Ministers'; further notes Mr McBride's evidence that manufacturers had to continue blending expensive kerosene (heating fuel) with their diesel compound and that the impact of this was to drive up the price of diesel in the winter months by 3 or 4 pence per litre, due to supply shortages; concludes that a relaxed diesel specification could help to reduce the price significantly at the pumps; and therefore calls on the Government to consider doing this, especially as the poorest families are trapped in petrol poverty, with some spending 27 per cent of their income on car costs.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.