MP criticises high fuel cost

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FILEY MP Anne McIntosh has called for an end to high petrol prices at rural pumps.

Miss McIntosh has hit out at the price of fuel in the area, saying that residents are being “burdened” by the sky high prices.

She has now called for a commons debate ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget Statement at the end of the month.

Miss McIntosh said: “In March, I welcomed the Chancellor’s 1p reduction on fuel duty to help relieve the pain being felt by those who rely on their vehicles.

“However, motorists in rural areas are still being burdened by their reliance on vehicles for necessary, everyday journeys with little or no public transport alternatives.

“Following my debate in February on a possible fuel duty stabiliser and rebate for remote rural areas, I would like to again call for the Government to take positive action and introduce a rural rebate for remote areas such as North Yorkshire.

“At a time when motorists everywhere are calling for action to be taken on the astronomic cost of fuel we should recognise that those in isolated regions of the country need assistance.

“I would support a Commons debate on this subject and if possible before the Chancellor’s Budget Statement on November 29.”