The FairFuelUK team has to report some shocking news.
Parliament and the Government seem reluctant to commit to a date for a debate on cheaper petrol & diesel. This is despite our achieving the required 100,000 signatures on the ePetition and despite the best efforts of Robert Halfon MP who champions our cause in the Commons. The formal decision to allocate the Parliamentary time rests with the Back Bench Business Committee of the House of Commons. After two meetings of this committee, we appear to be no nearer to securing our debate on this vital issue. The Chair of the committee has advised that the Government has not given enough time slots to the Committee.
We believe that this situation is outrageous and unacceptable.
The hard-pressed families and businesses of the UK that have supported this campaign in their tens of thousands are understandably not too interested in the finer points of who decides what about this debate be it in the Government or the Back Bench Committee. We feel that between them, the Government and Parliament should come together to do the right thing in this situation