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[Un-allotted Half Day] — Fuel Costs

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 6:56 pm on 7th February 2011.

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Photo of Albert Owen Albert Owen Labour, Ynys Môn 6:56 pm, 7th February 2011

I agree with the principle of a stabiliser. However, the Government talk of having "inherited" the duty increase. In 1997, the Labour Government inherited a Conservative proposal to raise VAT on domestic fuel and then "disinherited" it. Is the hon. Gentleman suggesting, as I am, that the Conservatives should "disinherit" the duty increase? That would help people in his area and in mine.