MP reiterates call for fuel regulator

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Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has used the occasion of the mass lobby of the House of Commons by Fair Fuel campaigners to reiterate her call for the UK Government to introduce a fuel duty regulator.

Chancellor George Osborne, had previously supported such a measure and made a pre-election pledge to introduce a fuel duty regulator in the Budget.

The SNP has consistently called for the introduction of a regulator which would cut fuel duty when prices spike unexpectedly, freezing the price at the pump.

Speaking from Westminster, Dr. Whiteford said: “The size of this lobby underlines the scale of concern at soaring fuel prices. The country is crying out for action to bring down fuel prices, and the Chancellor should use the up-coming Budget to honour his pre-election pledge and establish a fuel duty regulator.

“The SNP hae consistently called for the introduction of a fuel duty regulator, in contrast the only measure Labour introduced was the fuel price escalator that increased the misery for motorists.”