HC Deb 26 February 1940 vol 357 cc1717-8
3. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Prime Minister what is the present position with regard to the supply of oil to Germany by Rumania; and whether the supply of Rumanian oil to this country has been in any way affected?

Mr. Butler

As I informed the House on 14th February, the question of the export of oil from Rumania in all its aspects is at present under discussion between His Majesty's Government and the Rumanian Government. While those discussions still continue I am not in a position to make a statement, but I can inform the House that His Majesty's Government are not disposed at present to regard the situation as wholly unsatisfactory.

Mr. Henderson

Is it not a fact that the Rumanian Government are animated by the friendliest intentions towards this country?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir; I should like to endorse the hon. and learned Member's statement.