HC Deb 09 June 1939 vol 348 cc776-7W
Sir T. Rosbotham

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is in a position to state what are the prospects of finding oil from the result of borings at Formby?

Mr. Lloyd

The D'Arcy Exploration Company who are the licensees for this area are at present engaged in drilling boreholes for geological purposes with a view to determining the nature of the deeper structural conditions. In one of these boreholes a certain quantity of oil has been met with, but it is impossible at this stage to assess the value of the discovery.

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