§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has as to the extent to which oil companies have passed on to the consumer the increases in duty announced in the Budget statement; and if he will make a statement.39W
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Pump prices have not in general risen by the full amount of the duty increases announced in the Budget. There is a very wide spread of pump prices at present and prices are continuing to fall.