HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 c87W
Mr. Nally

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will consider removing the present restrictions on the use of oil fuel.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I have decided, after consulting the Petroleum Industry Advisory Committee, that the present arrangements under which new consumers wishing to use gas oil or fuel oil are required to obtain the permission of my Department, are no longer necessary. In future, therefore, the provision of a supply of these fuels will be a matter for arrangement between the consumer and his oil supplier, and my prior permission will not be required.