HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 c393W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he proposes to make increased volumes of crude oil available to EEC members on condition that they purchase additional quantities of United Kingdom coal; and whether he is prepared to give the British National Oil Corporation a specific direction accordingly.

Dr. Mabon

No. These are matters for negotiation between the different parties in the trades concerned.