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 David Stoddart Mr David Stoddart , Swindon 12:00 am, 24th October 1973

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the appeal which he has just made for people to travel by public transport will be treated with derision by the travelling public? In spite of the right hon. Gentleman's answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Willesden, West (Mr. Pavitt) does he realise that stage 2 and stage 3 will have a disastrous effect on recruiting? Will the right hon. Gentleman have a further word with the Prime Minister about this matter? Secondly, will the right hon. Gentleman approach !he Central Electricity Generating Board and ask it to consider at this stage, in the interests of preserving oil in the short term, the possibility of indulging in a lot more out-of-merit running of coal-fired stations which could make an immediate saving in oil stocks?