Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd December 1974.

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Photo of Mr Ted Rowlands Mr Ted Rowlands Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Welsh Office) 12:00 am, 2nd December 1974

That statement comes ill from the hon. Gentleman. The oil tax was first proposed by the Conservative Government, and we believe in such taxation. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, if anyone is casting a blight over Pembrokeshire and oil development it is the hon. Gentleman rather than anybody else. There is no sign that the oil companies are not showing an interest in the Pembrokeshire coast area.