§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy, further to his answer of 22 October,Official Report, column 13, to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras, if he will list the instances in which oil companies delayed petrol price increases.
§ Mr. Wakeham
Between the end of July and the end of September gasoline prices on the Rotterdam spot market rose by over 90 per cent., while oil prices rose by over 140 per cent. Over the same period, United Kingdom pump prices rose on average by around 20 per cent., including tax, and 45 per cent., excluding tax.