HC Deb 15 May 1978 vol 950 c26W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he proposes to give the British National Oil Corporation a specific directive under Section 4 of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-Lines Act 1975 to buy Iranian crude oil so that the defence contracts for the sale of military equipment negotiated between the United Kingdom and Iran and involving the Isfahan ordnance complex may be completed.

Mr. Benn

The arrangements for this contract are still under consideration.