Shipley MP demands cut in fuel duty

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AN MP is demanding the price at the pumps be slashed to help the economy.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said a fuel duty cut would be a win-win situation for families and for the Government.

Speaking during Treasury questions in the Commons, he said: “The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has shown a 3p cut in fuel duty would generate 70,000 new jobs, stimulate GDP by 0.2 per cent and help lower inflation.

“The Centre for Economics and Business research said a cut would be even more beneficial to the economy and self-financing. Does the Government accept that a cut in fuel duty will be self-financing and provide a boost to the economy?”

Treasury Minister Danny Alexander said: "The Treasury has published our own analysis on fuel duty reductions which also shows the economic benefits reductions can bring."

Mr Davies has long campaigned for prices to be slashed and supports the FairFuelUK campaign. He said he would continue to push for fuel duty cuts.

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4:51pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Mr Davies has long campaigned for prices to be slashed..


... as soon as elections come up.

Go away, Davies.
[quote]Mr Davies has long campaigned for prices to be slashed.. [/quote] ... as soon as elections come up. Go away, Davies. Robin of Loxley
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12:11pm Wed 3 Sep 14

nowt fresh says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Mr Davies has long campaigned for prices to be slashed..


... as soon as elections come up.

Go away, Davies.
Maybe he should help is fellow coalition MP David Ward in getting either our car insurance premiums down or getting the police to get tougher with the criminals that drive cars with no insurance,tax, ETC.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote]Mr Davies has long campaigned for prices to be slashed.. [/quote] ... as soon as elections come up. Go away, Davies.[/p][/quote]Maybe he should help is fellow coalition MP David Ward in getting either our car insurance premiums down or getting the police to get tougher with the criminals that drive cars with no insurance,tax, ETC. nowt fresh
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2:50pm Wed 3 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Eees da Brudda fur real . . . man he should move to Brafford, free petrol, MoT and Tax and Insurance Bro. He must be dumb **** boy. Innit. We gets free fuel cos it comes from Musleem lands innit, Tax is for wussie who dont have Western Union account, Insurance is for scaredy poossys, and I does not need MoT as my mate Ahmed feexex my Brrummer for me, makes it go good fast. Innnit. sorted.
Eees da Brudda fur real . . . man he should move to Brafford, free petrol, MoT and Tax and Insurance Bro. He must be dumb **** boy. Innit. We gets free fuel cos it comes from Musleem lands innit, Tax is for wussie who dont have Western Union account, Insurance is for scaredy poossys, and I does not need MoT as my mate Ahmed feexex my Brrummer for me, makes it go good fast. Innnit. sorted. LeftLongAgo
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