Oil Supplies

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th November 1973.

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Photo of Mr William Price Mr William Price , Rugby 12:00 am, 5th November 1973

Why is the Minister being so coy? Why for some months past has his Department issued one statement after another denying that there was any impending oil crisis? Why does he not admit one simple fact—that we must either have limited rationing now or we shall have much more severe rationing later? Will he give us an assurance—we understand his dilemma this week—that he will face up to the matter on Friday morning?