§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is his policy towards the embargo on oil supplies to South Africa 138W agreed upon by the OPEC countries; if he intends to seek to implement the embargo so far as British oil companies, their subsidiaries and associates and British shipping is concerned; and what information he is gathering on this matter.
§ Mr. Luce
There is no general ban on British companies supplying oil to South Africa. Certain countries have imposed a unilateral embargo. The Government expect British companies to observe the laws of other countries within whose jurisdiction they operate, but this embargo is not imposed by the United Kingdom, and it is not for the British Government to enforce it.