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 Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North 12:00 am, 24th October 1973

Would the right hon. Gentleman, in appealing for the conservation of fuel, consider appealing to road hauliers to get a lot of their haulage back on to the railways and, if necessary, give a subsidy for that purpose?

May I ask about the EEC? Did the right hon. Gentleman say that we could, if we wished, ban exports and that there is nothing in the Rome Treaty to prevent us from doing so? Can we do this unilaterally?