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Unleaded Petrol

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to encourage the establishment of a reasonable network of supplies of unleaded petrol.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further measures he will take to stimulate greater use of lead-free petrol.

The Department continues to promote unleaded petrol by measures designed to increase public awareness, to stimulate demand, and to ensure general availability by 1988. Unleaded petrol is already sold at over 200 stations throughout the United Kingdom. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget has now removed the price barrier for the motorist. I expect this to stimulate both the use and the availability of unleaded petrol.