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

I told the hon. Gentleman that it would be misleading to publish the figures. The Government are of course concerned to reduce the oil deficit but, for the reasons which I mentioned in my original answer, we think that it would be misleading to announce any figures at present.