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Osborne intends to freeze fuel duty until 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced his intention to freeze fuel duty until 2015 during his speech to the Conservative Party conference.

George Osborne addresses delegates at the Conservative Party Conference. Credit: Press Association

"Provided we can find the savings to pay for it, I want to freeze fuel duty for the rest of this Parliament," Mr Osborne told delegates to loud applause.

"Conservatives don't just talk about being on the side of hard-working people. We show it day in day out in the policies we deliver," he added.

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