HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 cc151-2W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Minister of Power how much oil has been sold to South Africa by British-owned companies or their subsidiaries in each of the last five years.

Mr. Marsh

Her Majesty's Government do not collect full statistics of the quantities of oil supplied by British companies from one overseas country to another. It is estimated, on the basis of South African trade statistics and the companies' known share of the market (about 40 per cent.), that their net sales to South Africa in the past five years were as follows:

(million tons)
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
1.5 1.65 1.8 2.15 2.4

Since their refinery started in 1963 surplus fuel oil has been exported and these exports have been allowed for in arriving at the above figures.

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