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Oil Exporting

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy to what extent United Kingdom controls over the export of oil, its destination and its use are affected by the EEC Treaty.

The Treaty of Rome provides for the free movement of goods between member States. The United Kingdom has no export controls on oil; licensing imposed exceptionally at the time of the 1973–74 oil emergency has been automatic since spring 1974 and ceased on 4th March 1975.