Rising Fuel Costs: Impact on Motorists

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 17th March 2022.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

It is a very happy St Patrick’s day in Ireland because fuel duty has been cut in the past week. I thank my right hon. Friend for what the Government have done on the fuel duty freeze, but the fact is that motorists are paying £1.60 or more for their petrol and diesel and we are heading for a de facto lockdown where parents cannot afford to take their kids to school and workers cannot afford to commute by car and have to stay at home. Will my right hon. Friend make appeals to the Treasury to cut fuel duty in the spending round next week?