SNP lead fair fuel calls
Calls for fair fuel prices will be heard in Holyrood as SNP Transport Minister Keith Brown leads a debate demanding cancellation of the fuel duty rise and the introduction of fair fuel prices.
Members of the public are being invited to email or tweet in prices to #fairfuel and www.fairfuel.org ahead of tonights debate.
The SNP's support for fair fuel prices has been backed by the Federation of Small Business, the Scottish Taxi Federation, Road Haulage Association, Freight Transport Association and the Fair Fuel UK campaign.
Speaking ahead of the debate as he joined taxi drivers outside the Scottish Parliament SNP MSP and Transport Minister Keith Brown said:
"Across Scotland, Taxi drivers, hauliers businesses and ordinary
households are struggling with the high cost of fuel. Taxi drivers - whose
livelihood depends on being on the road - are especially hard hit.
"The SNP Government is making very clear demands of the UK Government,
given that Westminster controls the whole issue of fuel taxation.
"This debate is an opportunity for the parties in the Scottish Parliament
to unite and put pressure on the UK government to take the action that
people want – for the fuel duty increase to be scrapped and a fuel duty
regulator, as promised, to be delivered.”