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[Un-allotted Half Day] — Fuel Costs

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:35 pm on 7th February 2011.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Treasury) 5:35 pm, 7th February 2011

No, I was referring to my right hon. Friend Yvette Cooper. The Minister may have got the hint when I said "She".

If a stabiliser were introduced, there is the question of whether the cut in duty would be passed on to the consumer at the pump. That would very difficult to achieve without further Government enforcement and interference. I am not sure how that would square with the Government's purported dearly held belief in the free market and dislike for state interference in the operation of the free market.