HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 cc21-2W
Mr. Braine

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power on what basis he decides from which countries there shall be quantitative limitations of lubricating oil imports.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

There are no quantitative restrictions on imports from the sterling area, Western Europe and certain other non-sterling countries. Imports from other sources depend on general trade policy, the U.K. supply position, and balance of payments considerations. There may also be legal reasons for refusing to permit imports from certain sources.