§ 42. Mr. Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will be in a position to finalise expenditure plans to alleviate the threatened fuel and energy shortages likely to arise in the next 20 years.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
In this time scale the energy problem is likely to be more that of obtaining supplies under satisfactory economic and political conditions than of a physical shortage. Current expenditure plans in the energy sector are, of course, already designed to ensure that future demand is met.