Commenting on the announcement that the UK government is consulting on petrol and diesel costs in the Highlands, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil said:
“It is good to see that the UK government is looking at fuel prices with a view to extending the 5p fuel rebate for Highland motorists.
“In January, I called on the Westminster government to investigate the possibility of increasing the rural fuel derogation already in place in our islands. I again, call on the Westminster government to consider this request.
“We must also remember that we pay the highest fuel taxes in Europe with a staggering 60 per cent of the price of petrol going direct to the UK Treasury. It is unsustainable for families and businesses who continue facing the brunt of increasing fuel costs.