Domestic Heating

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th January 1991.

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Photo of Edward O'Hara Edward O'Hara , Knowsley South 12:00 am, 28th January 1991

Is the Minister aware that in the judgment of Sheikh Yamani the interruption of supplies of oil from Iraq and Kuwait need not have—indeed, has not had—a major impact on the world's supply of oil? Does he therefore agree that the major fluctuations in the price of oil since the start of the Gulf crisis represent exploitation of that crisis for profit by the major oil companies? Will he conduct an urgent investigation into those activities?