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

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Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester 12:00 am, 24th October 1973

I said that there was no need to do so because there is agreement on the overall policy between the Community countries on fuel exports. There is agreement across the boundaries of the various countries. As for the hon. Gentleman's other suggestion, there have been considerable developments in terms of trains and one of the long-term hopes is that rail travel will be developed to link up our rail system with that of the Continent.

But I remind the hon. Gentleman that virtually every rail journey demands two lorry journeys.