HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 c564W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what measures he contemplates to ensure the conservation of energy supplies for future food production.

Mr. John Moore

It is an important objective of energy policy to ensure the adequacy and security of energy supplies. Current supplies are adequate to meet normal demand, but, in the event of a fuel supply emergency, powers exist under the provisions of the Energy Act 1976 to regulate or prohibit the production, supply, acquisition and use of fuels.