Oral Answers to Questions — Cbi and TUC (Meetings)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th December 1973.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 11th December 1973

The general agreement on NEDC was that we should aim to achieve the greatest growth commensurate with the fuel supplies that we can obtain. Obviously, the extent to which oil supplies are affected in the coming months may affect growth, but for the present the loss in coal supplies is a far greater threat to our energy resources than is any loss on the oil front.