HC Deb 15 December 1976 vol 922 c715W
Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Energy to what extent he has received representations from EEC institutions urging co-operation in an EEC common energy policy; and if the co-operation envisaged is aiming to cover any of the following items: the speed of extraction of North Sea oil, the selection of markets and the pricing policy.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

My right hon. Friend has received no such representations. I am, however, aware of the views expressed by some EEC institutions on lack of progress towards a Community energy policy. I hope that progress will soon be possible, although it would not be appropriate for matters which are within the competence of Her Majesty's Government to be the subject of common EEC measures.