HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 c74W
122. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to state, category by category, the current rate of export of sterling oil products to soft currency countries in terms of both volume or weight and value; and what percentages these exports are of the total exports of sterling oil products of corresponding categories to all countries.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

In the absence of any accepted definition of a soft currency country, I am afraid that I could not give an estimate of supplies to all such countries taken as a group. Nor could I give estimates for individual countries, since the figures of the quantities and values of petroleum products supplied by British-controlled companies to individual countries are given to my Department in confidence and on condition that they are not made public.