Fuel Discount Scheme For Remote Mainland Communities.
I have read coverage in today’s press regarding the above with great interest.
Whilst I appreciate the wheels of Government don’t run swiftly, I am concerned at the time its taken HM Treasury to report on the case for a fuel discount scheme for remote areas of the mainland.
I would appreciate it if you could inform me, as soon as possible, of when you expect to take this issue to
, which areas will be included in
your proposal (including the criteria used to make this decision) and an
unequivocal commitment that the 5p discount will be passed directly to the
It will not have escaped you that it is over 3 years since you stood on for re-election on this issue and I urge you to do everything possible to get a successful outcome for people living in remote and rural areas.
John Finnie MSP
Independent, Highlands & Islands.