Oil Supplies

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1973.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 24th October 1973

Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the Government should take out insurance cover on behalf of the people of, the country and show an example? Will he give an assurance that he will examine the question of oil-fired power stations in prospect? Secondly, will he reverse his decision to convert two coal-fired power stations to oil? Is he aware that the National Union of Mineworkers objects to the statement which has been made that it was consulted about this? It was consulted, but it opposed the suggestion.