§ 104. Mr. Mikardo
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when he proposes to wind up the Petrol Distribution Pool.
§ 124. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when the Petroleum Board is to be abolished; and what increase in staff in the industry is likely to follow the change.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
As announced during the Recess arrangements are being made for the dissolution of the Petroleum Board to take place at the beginning of next year. It is not possible at this stage to state the increase in the oil industry's staff which is likely to result, but, I understand it will be quite small, and the engagement of new staff will, of course, be subject to the Control of Engagement Order.