HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c386W
Mr. Adam Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he proposes to take to ensure that oil stocks in the United Kingdom meet the 90-day level laid down by EEC directives 68/414 and 72/425 as from 1st January 1975.

Mr. Tom Boardman

I attach great importance to the building up of oil stocks. After full consultation with the industry I have decided that implementation of the directives can best be assured by legislation. I propose to introduce regulations as soon as possible under Section 2 (2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

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