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British Petroleum Company Ltd

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will acquire the shares in British Petroleum at present held by the Burmah Oil Company in order to ensure a majority Government holding in that firm; and if he will then appoint a majority of Government directors to the board of British Petroleum.

My right hon. Friend has nothing to add at present to the statement he made in the House on 15th January on the Burmah Oil Company.