The UK Government was pressed today (Wednesday) on its commitment to introducing fair fuel prices for motorists and the haulage industry.
Speaking at Scottish Questions, SNP Treasury spokesperson Stewart Hosie MP, questioned whether the coalition would deliver on a Tory pledge to introduce a fuel price stabiliser and Lib-Dem promises of a fuel derogation for motorists in rural areas.
Mr Hosie said: “In Opposition, both the Tories and the Liberal Democrats were vocal about soaring fuel prices and frank in their criticism of the Treasury. Now they are in government they must honour their word and cut fuel costs.
“The coalition must live up to the word of both parties and take immediate action to bring down fuel prices at the Budget next week.
“A fair fuel regulator is the only way to ensure that Scotland’s essential industries and our hard pressed families are not continually hit by rising prices.
“Scottish motorists and our hard pressed haulage industry need immediate action to bring down fuel costs and the coalition government will be held to their word.”