Harlow MP Robert Halfon has handed in a petition to the Office of Fair Trading calling for an investigation into price fixing by big oil companies. Mr Halfon has been calling on the Government to do more to keep the price of petrol and diesel down.
He spoke to ITV Anglia's Luke Farrington:
Essex MP has asked the Government to consider introducing free meals for college students.
Harlow MP Robert Halfon wants more resources to help poor students at sixth-form colleges. Speaking in a parliamentary debate yesterday he said:
"If they (students) go to school, they get free school meals, but if they go to a further education college, such as mine in Harlow that has 500 poor students who would otherwise be eligible, they are denied free school meals."
UK petrol sales have fallen to their lowest level in 23 years according to the government, and it's being put down to the rocketing cost of fuel.
By Easter it's predicted prices could reach record levels. According to the AA, petrol's already risen 6.24 pence per litre since January.
The increase means the average two-car family's monthly petrol cost has gone up by £13.25.
Petrol now stands at more than £1.38 a litre while diesel is at an average of £1.45 a litre. But here in East Anglia it's even more, making this region the most expensive in the country.
Robert Halfon, who's the MP for Harlow and has campaigned over the years to keep fuel prices down. See his interview on ITV News Anglia below.
Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow, has called in Parliament for an official investigation into fuel prices.
He claims oil companies are stopping cheaper petrol and diesel from reaching the pumps - and that speculators and banks are rigging the prices drivers have to pay.