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 Tony Benn Mr Tony Benn , Bristol South East 12:00 am, 24th October 1973

Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise from the matters which have been raised in supplementary questions that there is a wide desire in the House for a proper debate on the many issues involved, whether they be individual fuels, the transport side or the international implications? Are the Government prepared to make time available for such debate? Alternatively, will the enabling Bill to permit rationing come forward early enough to make the Second Reading of that measure the opportunity for a wide-ranging energy debate?