Gosport MP backs fair fuel calls

Caroline Dinenage MP has backed calls for a Parliamentary debate on fuel prices.

Following an e-petition which attracted more than 105,000 signatures on a Government website, the Gosport MP has pledged her support for a motion on fair fuel.

The motion will call on the Government to address the increasing burden faced by hard-pressed motorists due to escalating fuel prices. The debate, subject to official Parliamentary confirmation, is now scheduled to be held on the 15th November.

With the average price of petrol in Gosport hitting 134.8p a litre, Caroline wants the Government to take action.

She said:

“Tens of thousands of people across my constituency have been hit by extortionate fuel prices. From hardworking families to struggling local businesses, everyone is feeling the pinch. I think it is time to take real action on this issue to alleviate the burden my constituents face”.

The motion, which has been introduced by the Conservative MP Robert Halfon and the Fair Fuel UK campaign group, is expected to attract cross-party support. It urges the Government to ensure falls in oil prices are passed onto consumers and asks for fuel duty to be examined.