30. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Secretary for Petroleum, whether, in the national interest, he will take definite steps to safeguard the British oil refiners by placing one or more of their representatives on the Petroleum Board, having regard to the necessity for economy in tanker space?
The Petroleum Board and the Lubricating Oil Pool already include representatives of concerns engaged in the refining industry in this country.
Mr. De la Bère
Can my hon. Friend give me an assurance that the home industry will not be penalised for the benefit of overseas refiners?