Fuel Protests

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 25th October 2000.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 4:15 pm, 25th October 2000

I am most grateful to the Minister, who is making a careful and reasoned case. However, will he accept that there is a world of difference between targeted measures which attack congestion and overuse of vehicles in urban areas—where there are real alternatives in terms of public transport—and the situation in rural areas where there is no alternative, where people are simply penalised and where they are the least able to pay that imposition?