§ Mr. Benn
As the March 1978 White Paper on"The Challenge of North Sea Oil "—Cmnd. 7143—makes clear, the Government intend to channel a significant proportion of our oil resources into investment in energy. Better use of energy, and alternative sources to replace the oil when it begins to run out, will be essential. They can be secured by boosting energy investment, including research into renewable sources, and by conserving existing energy supplies.