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British Oil Companies (Operations)

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1951

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the analysis in item 12 of Command Paper No. 8065 to show clearly the cost of, and the revenue accruing from, the overseas operations of British oil companies.

No. Such information derives from confidential returns by a comparatively small number of companies, and it would not be right to divulge it.