Angus MacNeil SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar has this morning written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP after the publication of the coalition government’s document on a rural fuel pilot project. Last week, Mr MacNeil raised this very issue reminding the coalition government that the high price of Rural Fuel needed to be addressed.
“We pay more fuel tax”
Mr MacNeil said:
“This morning I have written to the Chancellor George Osborne MP, saying how willing and ideal the Western Isles would be for a rural fuel derogation pilot project. I don’t believe it should only be the Western Isles that this is piloted, I feel other Scottish islands should be included as well.
“I think I was the first MP to raise this issue 4 Years ago. Mr Osborne will also be aware that we pay more fuel tax per litre in the Western Isles than in any other place in the UK. This taxation is made up of duty and vat.
“I am requesting to meet with Mr Osborne to impress upon him this long for fought measure.”
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