HC Deb 25 February 1957 vol 565 cc129-30W
94. Mr. Page

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what request he has made to the United States Government, since the blockage of the Suez Canal, that the Texas Railroad Commission should be required to increase the production of Texan oil in order to meet the oil requirements of this country and the rest of Western Europe.

Mr. Ian Harvey

Her Majesty's Government have been in close touch with the United States Administration on this subject and have found them fully aware of the desirability of increasing Texas production. My hon. Friend will have noted the decision of the Texas Railroad Commission on 19th February to increase the allowables for March to 18 days, which represents an increase of just over 200,000 barrels a day.