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Cheaper Petrol Could Come to North Yorkshire


7:55am 1st August 2013

Cheaper petrol could be on the way for North Yorkshire.

The government's looking at extending the fuel tax discount to the county, it's already in use in the Isles of Scilly and some Scottish islands.

It's asking garages and supermarkets to send in their prices so it can make a decision.

Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh has been campaigning for the change, saying in May:

“Thirsk, Malton and Filey is one of the most rural Constituencies and is an obvious candidate for such a scheme. I am confident that the most remote areas of my constituency meet the criteria of distance from the pump that motorists have to travel and the price of fuel at the pump.”

“Hambleton and Ryedale see some of the highest fuel prices in the country, and with constituents having to travel further to the pump due to the remote rural nature of North Yorkshire, this is having a crippling effect on many constituents and businesses.”

“I am carrying out a sustained campaign against high fuel costs and in favour of a remote rural fuel duty rebate to get the best possible deal for those living in the Thirsk, Malton and Filey constituency”


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