David Cameron's spokesman says OFT needs to investigate fuel prices

Commenting of the Office of Fair Trading's announcement that it is to conduct an investigation into UK fuel prices, David Cameron's official spokesman said:

Clearly, the OFT is independent and this is a matter for them.

But if they think that there are problems in the way these markets are functioning and that is having an adverse effect on consumers, then they need to investigate.

– Spokesman for David Cameron

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Petrol prices inquiry launched

The Office for Fair Trading has opened an investigation into petrol and diesel prices. It has issued a "call for information" as it looks to see whether reductions in the cost of crude oil are being passed on to motorists.