Orders of the Day — Petrol (Lead Content)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th March 1976.

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Photo of Mr Frank Hooley Mr Frank Hooley , Sheffield, Heeley 12:00 am, 4th March 1976

As all this is so innocuous and so unnecessary, can my hon. Friend explain why it was that this country had every intention of proceeding to the 0·40 level until the oil crisis, and we abandoned that not on health grounds but on economic grounds only?