§ 84. Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for assisting Scottish islands and other areas wholly dependent on petrol for transport.
§ Mr. Younger
There is only a small shortfall in supplies of petrol to the Scottish islands, in common with other parts of the country. There have been distribution problems in some areas, and the Government have requested the United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association to secure an even distribution of product. We are however keeping the situation under close review, identifying difficulties likely to threaten any users with real hardship.