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Wheatley to make Sectoral Debate contribution today

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 6:55 AM
Wheatley's presentation comes amid recent increases in fuel and electricity prices that have resulted from an increase in the Special Consumption Tax that was recently announced by the government.

Energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley is expected to make his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament this afternoon.

Wheatley's presentation comes amid recent increases in fuel and electricity prices that have resulted from an increase in the Special Consumption Tax that was recently announced by the government.

The parliamentary opposition has already warned consumers to brace for further increases in electricity prices later this year.

The much-anticipated bad gas report which was presented to Cabinet almost two months ago is also yet to be made public and Wheatley could use his presentation to address the matter.

The report analyses the circumstances under which substandard fuel entered the local market and affected the vehicles of hundreds of motorists islandwide.

The Consumer Affairs Commission says it is awaiting a final decision from the Energy Minister before it seeks redress for over 400 motorists who were affected by the bad gas.

In the meantime, Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Daryl Vaz and Opposition spokesman on National security Peter Bunting are also expected to contribute to the Sectoral Debate today.