§ 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.