HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 c474W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has for avoiding shortfalls in supplies of fuel to schools in the coming winter.

Dr. Boyson

It will be necessary for all consumers to cut oil consumption in order to ensure adequate supplies and the Government are asking local authorities to contribute to the required 5 per cent. saving in the United Kingdom demand for world oil. The Department of Energy will continue to be ready to assist with specific problems of short supply and difficulty.