HC Deb 12 February 1981 vol 998 c1001


Mr. Secretary Howell, supported by Mr. Secretary Whitelaw, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Sir Keith Joseph, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Hamish Gray, Mr. Norman Lamont and Mr. John Moore 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 about licences to search for and get petroleum; to provide for safety zones around certain installations; to make provision as to the application of the law in areas of the continental shelf designated under the Continental Shelf Act 1964 and certain areas adjacent thereto; 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 tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 62.]