HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 cc13-4W
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. Licences

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.

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