SIR - MP Philip Davies urged the chancellor to slash fuel prices in his mini-Budget, and he knows there are plenty of cheap votes in his facile demand. His statement: "This continuing rise at the pumps is simply unaffordable for working families" needs to be challenged though. Around 32per cent of households in Bradford do not have a car.

In any case, the fallacy that drivers are ‘cash cows’ and pay a disproportionate amount of tax was debunked by a (University) study in 2012 which demonstrated that road traffic collisions, pollution and noise associated with motor vehicles cost every EU citizen more than £600 a year.

Non-car owners subsidise car-owners. The fact that we have got used to this does not make it any less true.

E Baxter, Manningham Lane, Bradford