HC Deb 10 June 2003 vol 406 c763W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many rural filling stations and garages there were in Wales in 1991; how many there are now; and if she will make a statement. [117518]

Mr. Wilson

Historical and current data on rural filing stations numbers is not collected.

However, as part of my Downstream Oil Industry Forum initiative I have set up a Rural Task Force, which is currently developing a working definition of a rural filing station in order that numbers can be determined, and appropriate measures agreed.

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