HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c6W
55. Mr. Fitch

asked the Paymaster-General the cost of residual fuel oil imported into this country so far this year; and what would be the cost of the same quantity of imported crude oil.

Sir I. Horobin

In the first five months of 1959, 2.1 million tons of fuel oil were imported but during the same period 2.7 million tons were exported or used to bunker ocean-going ships. The average value of fuel oil imports was £6.9 a ton; that of crude oil imported during the same period was £8.2 a ton.