HC Deb 21 June 1920 vol 130 cc1713-4
3. Mr. DOYLE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if any agreement has been entered into by the Government with those of France, Italy and other European Powers that this country shall supply them with a percentage of oil obtained within the British Empire or countries under British protection; and whether such agreement, if any, is for general, commercial, and other purposes, or is only to cover their naval and military requirements?

Mr. KELLAWAY (Secretary, Department of Overseas Trade)

I have been asked to reply. Certain reciprocal arrangements have been entered into with France in regard to oil supplies. No restriction has been placed on the use to which oil covered by this arrangement is to be put. No agreements are in force with other European Powers.


When will the House of Commons be informed of the particulars of this reciprocal arrangement?


I cannot say now.