Crude Oil Imports

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th November 1974.

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Photo of Mr John Smith Mr John Smith , Lanarkshire North 12:00 am, 25th November 1974

My Department is continually making forecasts of the future levels of United Kingdom crude oil imports. Because of the many uncertainties surrounding these forecasts, such as the level of home demand and the supply of crude oil from abroad, I think that it would be misleading to publish these figures.