HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 cc86-7W
94. Mr. Hogg

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power on whose authority and for what reason instructions were sent out relative to the bunkering of ships during the week ended 8th February, 1947; and on whose authority and for what reasons they were countermanded.

Mr. Shinwell

As a precautionary measure I gave instructions on Thursday, 6th February, to hold up foreign bunkers but I had issued further instructions withdrawing the ban on Friday, 7th February, before the Debate in the House that afternoon.

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