MP wants fair fuel prices

LOCAL MP Stewart Hosie is calling for a freeze on fuel duty to help bring down costs for households and businesses.

At a time when fuel prices are at a record high, Mr Hosie wants to see the Westminster government take steps, that could include establishing a fuel duty regulator.

The SNP treasury spokesman said: “The country is crying out for action to bring down fuel prices, and a freeze in fuel duty is the minimum action the treasury must take. Record fuel prices are hindering recovery and we need a permanent stabilisation measure to bring prices under control.

“The SNP have 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.  “If Westminster will not act, the powers should be passed to the Scottish Parliament so that it can. If Scotland had control of fuel duty, the SNP government would introduce a fuel duty regulator to lower prices now.”