HC Deb 17 July 1967 vol 750 c196W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Power what steps he is now taking to counter the present Arab oil embargo; and how much it is at present costing this country.

Mr. Marsh

Oil from sources unaffected by the Arab oil ban whether East of Suez or in the Western Hemisphere will be arriving in the U.K. from this month on and will thereafter build up.

Meanwhile there will have been a necessary draft on our stocks while this rerouting was being organised. As to the costs, I have nothing to add to the Chief Secretary's reply to my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Arthur Lewis) on I 1 th July.—[Vol. 750, c. 48.]