HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc2-3W
52. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what countries other than the United Kingdom receive a proportion of their oil requirements from the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company; and what steps have been taken to make known to public opinion in these countries, other than by official representation to their governments, the effect of a complete or partial cessation of supplies.

Mr. Younger:

The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, either directly or indirectly through other companies, supplies practically all the major markets in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, excluding Russia, her satellites and China. Supplies also go to the Western Hemisphere.

I have no doubt that the principal customers of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company are well aware of the dislocation that will result if the Persian Government persist in their present policy.

The B.B.C. and Press of this country have given constant publicity to the British case in this dispute. Our Information Services overseas have also made every effort to publicise the facts of the situation.