§ 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.