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[Un-allotted Half Day] — Fuel Costs

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 7th February 2011.

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Photo of Jim McGovern Jim McGovern Labour, Dundee West 6:15 pm, 7th February 2011

May I say that I am sorry, Madam Deputy Speaker, that I was not here at the beginning of the debate? I was in Dundee for the launch of the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into the video games industry. The hon. Lady is a member of that Committee, so I am sure she will understand.

Does the hon. Lady agree that while figures suggest that fuel duty puts 1p on the price of a litre of petrol or fuel, VAT puts somewhere in the region of 3p a litre on it? Should we not attack the coalition Government for increasing VAT instead of looking for fuel duty regulators? I see that she is being advised by her colleagues on that.