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LPGA anger over Government's Powershift grant about-turn

THE Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (LPGA) has accused the Government of reneging on its promise of support for the LPG industry over the next three years. It has reacted furiously to a consultation document from TransportAction Powershift that suggests cutting grants for LPG vehicles at the end of 2002.

Responding to the document, the LPGA states: 'The LP gas industry has demonstrated a substantial commitment to developing the autogas market. 'We were advised that Powershift funding was available until 2004 but despite widespread commitment shown across the industry, we now learn that funding could be removed as early as the end of next year. This situation needs to be corrected at the earliest opportunity.'

A spokesman from TransportAction Powershift said: 'The grants are guaranteed to the end of 2002, and will be reconsidered then. We can't speculate on what will happen.'

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