Fuel Prices

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

Question S3W-38976

To ask the Scottish Executive what average petrol prices (a) have been in each of the last five years and (b) are forecast to be in each of the next five years and what comparable information it has for (i) each of the other component parts of the United Kingdom, (ii) each EU member state and (iii) each OECD country that is not an EU member state.

Photo of Jim Mather Jim Mather Scottish National Party

The matter is reserved and therefore the information requested is not held centrally by Scottish Government.

However, some figures for the UK are produced by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change, and can be found at:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/prices/prices.aspx.

Some external organisations also produce information on fuel prices, but these are not official statistics and are not verified by Scottish Government. The AA, for example, publishes a monthly Fuel Price Report, which contains figures for countries and regions of the UK as well as for a range of European and non-European countries. The latest report (January 2011) can be found at: http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/fuel/index.html.

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