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MP Julian Smith backs campaign to cut price of fuel
9:00am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
Craven MP Julian Smith is backing a campaign to slash fuel prices.
He has signed up to the Petrol Promise initiative, which calls on oil companies to reduce charges at the pumps and for an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading into the fuel market.
Mr Smith said fuel costs had a major impact on rural communities and businesses across North Yorkshire.
He added: “North Yorkshire is one of the most rural and remote areas of England and high fuel costs have been battering family budgets and business profit margins for too long.
“The Chancellor has done more since coming to office than Labour did in 13 years to ensure the Government plays its part in keeping fuel prices low.
“We now need to firmly focus the spotlight on the oil companies and the oil industry and I hope this campaign will prompt the Office of Fair Trading to undertake a root and branch review of the petrol and diesel market.”
More details of the campaign can be found at petrolpromise.com.