HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c27W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Energy, in view of the fact that in some areas fishermen are facing bigger cuts in oil supplies than other users, rather than a 5 per cent. reduction in use, and that some ports will have to face a cut of 15 per cent. causing losses to the vessel owners, if he will make a statement on what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Gray

Fuel supplies generally continue to be tight, and although that has caused worries for many consumers, including fishermen, I have no evidence that the fishing industry is suffering bigger cuts in oil supplies than other users of diesel fuel. If my hon. Friend has some specific case in mind perhaps he will write to me on the matter.