Fuel Duty campaign looks set to reach Parliament
By: Joe Elvin
22 September 2011
The Fair Fuel UK campaign for cuts in fuel duty is close to reaching its climax.
Roadtransport.com reports that its e-petition only needs 9,000 more signatures to reach the 100,000 required to force a Parliamentary debate on the price of fuel duty.
The body believes that an immediate cut in fuel duty would help to stimulate the economy and create hundreds of driving jobs.
Representatives from the body spread their message via the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Transport Hub at the Liberal Democrat Conference this week. The hub will also appear at the Labour and Conservative conferences later this year.
Speaking to hgvuk.com, FTA's head of public affairs, Michael Webb, claimed that the appearances will raise a lot of support for the cause.
He said: "This year's Transport Hub has garnered a large number of partner organisations to bring a variety of transport interests to the heart of conference season.
"The variety of Transport Hub members and discussion topics has driven transport issues right to the centre of the discussion at the Liberal Democrat conference, as we are confident it will do for Labour and the Conservatives."
Others appearing at this week's Transport Hub included representatives from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT), DHL and the Association of British Travel Agents.
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