Parliament debate on fair fuel prices

Saturday, 18 June 2011

There is a debate in parliament to make the price of petrol and diesel in the country fairer for drivers.

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, led the charge at Westminster and told car insurance owners that there needs to be a reduction in fuel costs across the UK.

The FairFuelUK Campaign has also been taken to parliament to try and stop the planned fuel duty rise that is expected in January 2012.

Peter Carroll, a campaigner for FairFuelUK, said: "Nearly every MP present at the debate agreed with the call for more transparency in the market so that hard pressed motorists and businesses can see who is taking what out of the price of a litre."

Recently, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed to car insurance owners that rising fuel prices in the country are worrying over a fifth of drivers.

Stephen Robertson, director at the BRC, noted that many Brits' finances are being squeezed during 2011 because of rising inflation and low wage growth.

Posted by Claire Carter

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