§ Sir R. HUTCHISON
asked the Secretary for Scotland, if he is aware that fishermen on the Forfarshire coast are being charged increased prices for paraffin motor oil as compared with the prices charged for the same oil in England; that the difference in price has been recently as much as 21d. per gallon; and will he take steps to help these Scottish fishermen in this matter?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am informed that the price of foreign oil is generally one penny per gallon higher in Scotland than in England, but that Scottish oil can be obtained at the same price as foreign oil in. England. I have no power to control the price of oil, but, if the hon. and gallant. Member will furnish me with particulars of any case where the price charged is deemed excessive, I shall have inquiries made.