LONDON: Ministers should scrap a planned fuel duty hike in January, according to Tory MP Robert Halfon.

He tabled yesterday's (Tuesday) Common motion on fuel prices, which was approved by MPs without a vote. However, it is not binding on ministers.

And Treasury minister Chloe Smith said that decisions on changing duty rates must wait for the Budget later this month.

The motion was tabled in response to a FairFuelUK (FFUK) e-petition signed by more than 110 000 people and is supported by over 100 MPs.

The Builders Merchants Federation supported the FFUK campaign.