Fuel and Power

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1952.

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Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Test 12:00 am, 7th July 1952

Might I ask the right hon. Gentleman a question before he resumes his seat? I did not want to interrupt what I am certain everybody regarded as a very interesting and, indeed, amazing speech from the Minister. The right hon. Gentleman paid tribute to the vitally important part which the oil refining industry is playing in the present economic crisis. Can he say a word or two about the attitude of the Government towards the expansion of home oil refineries and, in particular, about the one which means so much to people in my part of the world, the proposed second oil refinery in Hampshire?