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Part of Scottish Executive Question Time — General Questions – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:40 am on 1st July 2010.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party 11:40 am, 1st July 2010

Mr Purvis will know that I raised the issue of fuel taxation in correspondence with the chancellor in advance of the budget. We would be delighted to work with the United Kingdom Government on developing the arrangements, as it is the policy position of this Government to act to ameliorate the effects of high fuel prices in rural areas.

The Scottish Government has not completed a comprehensive assessment of all the budget measures that were announced by the chancellor and their application to households, but I would be happy to do so and to identify the impact of all those measures on Scottish households.