HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 cc481-2W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what specific use has been made to date of the Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 4) Order 1973 which came into operation on 26th October 1973; and whether it has affected the supply of crude oil or petroleum products to any Common Market countries.

Sir G. Howe

On 12th November a system of specific licensing for exports to non-EEC destinations was introduced together with open individual licences. On 12th December specific licensing was also introduced for exports to EEC countries in line with the general practice in other member States. Licences have not so far been refused for the exports of oil products to EEC countries.

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