§ 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.