HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc13-4W
Sir John Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received from the Association of United Kingdom Oil Independents about the level of stocks of petroleum needed to meet European Community and International Energy Agency obligations and about the consequential impact on merchants following the making of the Petroleum Stocks (Amendment) Order 1983.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

On the question of representations I refer my hon. Friend to my reply earlier today to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Ashdown). The order itself does not arise as a result of the United Kingdom's international obligations.