Fuel prices at the pumps should fall “further and faster” after a significant drop in oil prices, the Prime Minister has told MPs.
Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, David Cameron told MPs the Competition Authority and the Government would do everything it can to ensure the oil price slump is reflected on forecourts.
He was responding to Democratic Unionist Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry), who said: “You will be aware that the public and small businesses across the UK have had to endure very high fuel bills in recent years when oil prices averaged over 100 US dollars a barrel.
“In recent weeks that price has been steadily dropping and now stands at less than half that, but fuel prices at the pump have not reduced by anything like that.
“Last week, Chancellor George Osborne indicated that some action would be taken against fuel companies. Can you outline what action?”
Cameron replied: “We should welcome this fall in oil prices. We’re beginning to see prices fall quite substantially at the pumps but I agree with him we want to see that go further and faster.
"Some of it will depend on the buying strategies that the fuel companies have but we will make sure the Competition Authority, and the Government, does everything it can to make sure those fuel prices are passed on.”