§ 39. Mr. Rathbone
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps he is taking to alleviate the problems for farmers in Sussex whose oil suppliers are unable to deliver sufficient diesel fuel during the summer months so that they can harvest and dry their crops.
§ Mr. Gray
The oil companies are well aware of the importance I attach to ensuring that farmers receive adequate fuel supplies in good time for carrying out essential work. Where particular difficulties persist, however, the Department's supply liaison unit is prepared to investigate and intervene if appropriate.