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Petrol Surcharge

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will now remove the surcharge on petrol imposed at the time when the Suez Canal was closed in 1967.

The temporary surcharge on the prices of petroleum products imposed following the closure of the Suez Canal in 1967 was reduced in December 1967, July 1968 and February 1969 and finally ceased on 16th July 1969.