HL Deb 20 March 1997 vol 579 c121WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they ensure that there are supplies of petrol within reasonable access of remote rural settlements.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie)

The Government share the concerns people living in rural areas have about high petrol prices and security of future supplies.

That is why the Secretary of State for Scotland has commissioned research into petrol prices and supply in rural areas of Scotland. This wide-ranging study will be the first to address the social, economic and environmental issues surrounding the supply of petrol in Scotland.