Indigenous Fuel

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Power – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th December 1967.

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Photo of Mr John Cronin Mr John Cronin , Loughborough 12:00 am, 12th December 1967

Will my right hon. Friend ensure that there is no further substantial increase in the import of oil? Having regard to the enormous sums spent every year by this country on imported oil, will he bear in mind that, if it were not for the large increase of oil imports permitted by the last Conservative Government, there would be no balance of payments crisis this year?