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Fuel (Duty/Prices)

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of fuel duty is on (a) petrol and (b) diesel in the UK; and what assessment he has made of such duties in the other EU member states. (99804)

The duty rate for both ultra-low sulphur petrol and ultra-low sulphur diesel is 47.10 pence per litre.

When taking decisions on fuel duty rates, the Chancellor of the Exchequer takes account of all relevant social economic, environmental and social considerations, including the rates of duty in other member states.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with oil producers on fuel prices. (98590)

[holding answer 2 November 2006]: Treasury Ministers and officials have regular meetings with oil producers and their representatives. Such meetings will cover a range of issues relating to the oil industry including fuel prices.