HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 c303W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has for rationing petrol and domestic fuel oil; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Gray

Contingency plans do exist for rationing petrol and oil products should that become necessary. As my right hon. Friend said in his statement of 11 June, the present levels of shortfall do not justify the introduction of rationing. What is required is reasonable economy by all consumers in their use of oil.