Garages and Petrol Stations: Prices

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins Conservative, Louth and Horncastle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government monitors the extent of fuel price differentials between motorway and non-motorway service stations.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins Conservative, Louth and Horncastle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the average price differential of fuel per litre in cost and percentage terms between motorway and non-motorway service stations.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department does not monitor the pricing of fuel at Motorway Service Areas.

However, the Department does monitor areas of concern raised by road users in order to make improvements. Recent research by Transport Focus, the independent watchdog representing users of England’s major roads, concluded that overall Motorway Service Areas do meet the needs of most users.

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