Wednesday, 22 April 2009

SNP CONDEMN UK BUDGET FUEL DUTY INCREASE HIKE.


SNP CONDEMN UK BUDGET FUEL DUTY INCREASE HIKE.

MOVE WILL HINDER SCOTTISH ECONOMIC RECOVERY.


Budget confirmation that fuel duty is to rise by 2p per litre from September has been condemned with SNP Westminster Transport spokesperson, Angus MacNeil MP, warning the move will hinder economic recovery.
Mr MacNeil said:


“Pushing up fuel prices is absolutely the wrong thing to do in the grip of recession and this increase will actually hinder economic recovery. “Just when the Treasury should be stimulating the economy, this increase will hit already hard-pressed households and businesses – in particular the haulage industry.

“Currently, fuel duty accounts for about 71 pence of every pound the motorist spends at the forecourt. “Increases in fuel duty are not a green tax, they are a Brown one, and people in the Highlands and Islands have had their fill of Labour’s fuel duty increases.

What Treasury Ministers in London forget is that for people in rural areas, a car is a necessity and not a luxury.
“This is why the SNP will revisit the fuel duty regulator – a workable proposal to stabilise fuel prices which attracted much support from the haulage industry.

“We’ve got what it takes to ease the pressure on rural motorists and get Scotland through this recession.”

1 comment:

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Strength of domestic economy will sustain the external challenges. A nation should maintain confidence so that economy will remain afloat.