HC Deb 25 May 1979 vol 967 c282W
Mr. Needham

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps he is taking to resolve the difficulty of farmers in the Bristol area who are unable to get diesel oil because of shortage of supply and the industrial action at Avonmouth docks.

Mr. David Howell

I am very concerned about the effects of this unofficial dispute, which has greatly added to the supply difficulties of consumers in the Bristol area. I understand that there is to be a further meeting between the company and the drivers tomorrow, and I hope that, with reasonable attitudes on both sides, this dispute will be then resolved.