§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the impact of the increase in fuel tax on motorists in rural areas. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The Government recognise that many people, especially in the more isolated rural areas, have become increasingly dependent on car ownership. But all motorists must also make a contribution in tackling150W global warming caused by greenhouse gases. To help provide alternatives to the car, the Government are spending an extra £50 million a year on rural transport. They are also spending an additional £40 million to increase the rebate paid to bus operators.