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North Sea Oil (Exports To Israel)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will now permit North Sea oil to be exported to Israel; and whether he will make a statement.

I continue to expect companies exporting United Kingdom North Sea oil to do so in the markets of our partners in the International Energy Agency and the European Community. This expectation in no way cuts across existing patterns of trade; but there is no existing pattern of trade in oil to Israel.