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Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh in rural fuel rebate scheme bid
11:24am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
AN appeal for rural areas of North Yorkshire to secure lower fuel bills and better flooding insurance for the region’s residents has been made to Chancellor George Osborne by a North Yorkshire MP.
Ahead of this month’s budget, Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh said she was “making the strongest possible case” for parts of her constituency to be considered for a rural fuel duty rebate if a pilot scheme is extended.
Ms McIntosh said Ryedale had some of the highest prices in the country and residents had to drive further to fill up because of the rural nature of the areas.
She also said she was concerned many homes will have no insurance cover against flooding when a safety-net agreement, committing insurers to offer insurance to customers at significant risk of floods, expires at the end of June.