HC Deb 21 January 1974 vol 867 c225W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister for Energy whether he is aware that to base the supply of fuel oil upon last year's consumption penalises those firms which had no cause to use fuel oil except as a standby ; whether he is further aware that William Playne & Co. Ltd., of Longfords Mills, Minchinhampton, whose trade is over 80 per cent. export is penalised because of this ; and whether he will review the situation and make a statement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Under the allocation scheme, a firm is not entitled to supplies of oil for standby generators for use when electricity is restricted by the three-day working regulations. I am, however, looking into the specific case raised by my hon. Friend and will write to him.