§ 72. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why all imports of Romanian oil into the United Kingdom are prohibited pending a settlement of outstanding British claims against Romania when there are outstanding claims against China and other East European countries with whom trade is carried on.
§ Mr. Noble
Imports of oil from any Eastern Area country are licenced only in exceptional circumstances. Licences14W
ducts imported into the United Kingdom, giving a gross figure less the value exported and re-exported of refined petroleum and petroleum by-products, giving a net figure, in the first quarter of 1971; and how this compares with the figures for each quarter of 1970, and in total.
§ Sir J. Eden
Following is the information:
for Romanian oil can not be contemplated before a settlement has been reached.