HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c265W
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.

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