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Diesel Prices

EDM number 1156 in 2012-13, proposed by Robert Halfon on 06/03/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Fuel poverty, Incomes and poverty and Oil, petrol and natural gas.

That this House notes the oral evidence given by Mr Damian McBride to the Public Administration Select Committee on 27 February 2013, where he stated that he had explored changing the specification of ultra low sulphur diesel but was blocked by HM Customs and Excise on the grounds that 'there are some technical and administrative things that are nothing to do with Ministers'; further notes Mr McBride's evidence that manufacturers had to continue blending expensive kerosene (heating fuel) with their diesel compound and that the impact of this was to drive up the price of diesel in the winter months by 3 or 4 pence per litre, due to supply shortages; concludes that a relaxed diesel specification could help to reduce the price significantly at the pumps; and therefore calls on the Government to consider doing this, especially as the poorest families are trapped in petrol poverty, with some spending 27 per cent of their income on car costs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Robert Halfon06/03/2013HarlowConservativeProposed
Mark Durkan06/03/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley06/03/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon07/03/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Dobbin07/03/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Graham Stringer07/03/2013Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale07/03/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/03/2013GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock11/03/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner11/03/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
David Simpson12/03/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea12/03/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie13/03/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lady Hermon13/03/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Nigel Dodds14/03/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell19/03/2013East LondonderryDUPSigned
Lindsay Roy21/03/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned

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