Rising Fuel Costs: Impact on Motorists

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

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

The price of diesel is now so high that a typical van driver will be paying £800 more than they were a year ago. Meanwhile, wholesale oil prices have fallen by 28% in just one week. Those are prices millions of working people and families simply cannot afford, so why is the Transport Secretary still defending the record profits of oil and gas giants as they swallow up the pay of hard-working British people? Why does he not insist that any fall in the price of oil is passed on to the price of petrol and diesel at the pump?