Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1978.

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Photo of Mr Edward Leadbitter Mr Edward Leadbitter , Hartlepool 12:00 am, 24th November 1978

I hope that my hon. Friend will bear in mind that one of the contributory factors was the 1973 oil crisis. There is no disagreement about that. The Western world has not yet recovered from that.