25th May 2018
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Scott lobbies new Prime Minister on fuel duty opt-out

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Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today lobbied newly appointed Prime Minister David Cameron for a derogation on fuel duty for islands and rural areas during his visit with Liberal Democrat Scottish Secretary Danny Alexander.

Mr Scott said: “The fine detail of the coalition agreement is still being worked up. So I took the opportunity to push for a derogation on the duty on our petrol and diesel to bring our prices at the pumps into line with prices in the Central Belt.

“I know that, as a Highland MP, Danny Alexander, the Scottish Secretary, supports this. The response from the Prime Minister was positive. I therefore have hopes that, after Labour repeatedly blocked Liberal Democrat plans for this, we can at last win fairer prices for our fuel.”

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