§ 47. Mr. Lambie
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to increase United Kingdom oil refining capacity, in view of the world oil crisis and the first commercial production of North Sea oil next year; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
United Kingdom refining capacity has been increased by 18 million tons during 1973, and is higher than our normal consumption. It is the 303W Government's policy to encourage home refinery capacity.