HC Deb 17 December 1981 vol 15 c466

Mr. Secretary Lawson, supported by Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Jenkin, Mr. Secretary Biffen, Mr. Secretary Howell, Mr. Hamish Gray, Mr. John Moore and Mr. David Mellor, presented a Bill to make further provision with respect to the British National Oil Corporation; to abolish the National Oil Account; to make further provision with respect to the British Gas Corporation; to make provision for and in connection with the supply of gas through pipes by persons other than the Corporation; to make further provision about licences to search for and get petroleum; to repeal and re-enact with amendments sections 2 and 3 of the Continental Shelf Act 1964; to extend the application of the Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act 1971 and the Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975; to amend the Miscellaneous Financial Provisions Act 1968, the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975 and the Participation Agreements Act 1978; and for connected purposes:

And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 18 December and to be printed [Bill 40.]