§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, when forming his Budget, he had available to him any estimate by the British Gas Corporation of the extra total cost to it of gas from the Frigg field if the £8 per tonne duty on heavy fuel oil had been removed.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
My right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer had available to him all relevant information about the effect of a duty change on the price of imported gas.