HC Deb 05 March 1997 vol 291 cc616-7W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for each of the last five years for which figures are available the(a) average (b) highest and (c) lowest prices of crude oil during each year. [18512]

Mrs. Angela Knight

[holding answer 4 March 1997]: The information requested is available in the "International Financial Statistics" publication of the International Monetary Fund. Oil prices can be found in the "Commodity Prices" tables, which is on page 84 of the February edition of the monthly report, with annual data also available in the yearbook.