HC Deb 01 April 1957 vol 568 c5W
75. Sir J. Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what decision has been taken, along with the United States of America or other interested countries, for the construction of new pipelines for the supply of oil from the Middle East.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

None. It is for the oil companies concerned and not for Governments to take decisions concerning the construction of new pipelines. My hon. Friend, will be aware that the international oil companies, at a meeting held recently in London, considered the transport of Middle East oil by pipeline, to set up a number of committees to make detailed studies of this subject.