World Oil Shortage (Transport Policy)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1972.

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Photo of Mr David Stoddart Mr David Stoddart , Swindon 12:00 am, 15th November 1972

Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that an oil crisis is building up, and will he in his Department give consideration to the better use and greater use of electric traction? Does he agree that perhaps the greatest mistake ever made in many of our towns was the removal of the trolleybus, and will he press ahead with research into electric traction with that in mind?