§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether it remains the policy of the Government to ban the export to South Africa of North Sea crude oil and products refined from it.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The Government have made it clear to companies exporting North Sea crude oil that they expect them to do so in the markets of our European Community and International Energy Agency partners, or where there is an existing pattern of trade. South Africa does not come within any of these categories.