HC Deb 26 June 1979 vol 969 c156W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary et State for Trade if he is satisfied that prospects for the tourist industry for the remainder of the current year are not being harmed as a consequence of the reduction in the supply of petrol to tourists in areas of the United Kingdom dependent upon the tourist industry; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tebbit

The petrol supply position varies over the country, but the oil companies have been asked to ensure a more even distribution. This should help to ensure that supplies are available in the holiday areas. Provided that everyone exercises prudence and commonsense I do not believe the prospects for the tourist industry will be harmed.

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