HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c17W
99. Mr. Ogden

asked the Minister of Technology what representations have been made to him regarding an increase in the price of fuel oil and petroleum products; what action he has taken, or proposes to take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

The Government does not directly control oil prices but has taken note of the increases in the wholesale prices of some oil products announced on 16th July by the leading oil companies following representations made to the Ministry some weeks ago.