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Petrol Taxes (Rural Transport)

Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has had from local authorities on rural transport difficulties arising from the recent increase in petrol tax.

My center hon. Friend has received a very small number of representations from local authorities about the Budget proposal to increase the duty on petrol. These have criticised the increases in private motoring and transport costs, stressing their significance in rural areas with limited public transport services.