HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2159
39. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much fuel oil is purchased by his Department from the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company; what proportion of it is shipped to this country; where the balance goes; and whether he has any information to show what percentage his Department's total purchase bears to the whole production.

Mr. Shinwell

My Department does not purchase any fuel oil. Supplies to meet current requirements in this country are all purchased by the Petroleum Board, who in the three months to the end of November purchased about 28 per cent, of the Anglo-Iranian's overseas production of fuel oil in those three months. The balance was shipped to a multiplicity of destinations.