26 JUN 2012

LOCAL MP WELCOMES GOVERNMENT DECISION TO FREEZE FUEL TAX

Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed the Government’s decision to freeze fuel duty for the rest of the year. The move cancels a planned 3 pence increase that was due to take place in August and will bring relief to many businesses and hardworking families in Ipswich and Suffolk.

The decision means that pump prices will be 10 pence a litre cheaper than if the Government had not abolished the pre-existing fuel duty escalator. As a result of the Government’s actions to support motorists, fuel duty will not have increased for two successive years and the average family with a car will be £159 better off overall than they otherwise would have been.

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Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this debate. As a remain voter, I am sympathetic to her position, but does she agree that sometimes one of the main drivers of tourism is the exchange rate, and one thing we have seen is increased tourism as a result of decreased value of the pound against the euro and other currencies, perhaps as a direct consequence of that Brexit vote? I know she...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Agriculture: Trade Agreements (22 Mar 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to work with the devolved administrations on future trade deals for UK agriculture.