§ Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much fuel oil, suitable for power station use, was exported in October, November and December 1973, respectively ; what is the estimated figure for January 1974 ; and how these figures compare with those for the equivalent months one year earlier.
§ Sir G. Howe
Information up to November 1973 is given against SITC(R) 332.4 in Table VI of the appropriate issue of the monthlyOverseas Trade Statistics. The December 1973 figure will be given in the December 1973 issue of the Overseas Trade Statistics, the publication of which, due on 29th January 1974, will be delayed by the electricity restrictions. Figures for the preceding year are shown in the corresponding monthly issues of the Overseas Trade Statistics for 1972. I prefer not to venture an estimate for January 1974.