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Part of Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 — Department of Health – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 10th March 2010.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 5:16 pm, 10th March 2010

The hon. Gentleman said that the cost of motoring had gone down by 14 per cent., although I missed the period that he was citing. In that context, is it a good or a bad thing that the proportion of the petrol price taken as tax has fallen from 75 per cent. in 1997 to 67 per cent. today?