HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 cc163-4W
Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what licences, and in respect of which areas, have been granted to the Gas Council or their agents for drilling for natural gas in Lincolnshire; and what applications for licences are under consideration.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Five such prospecting licences covering an area of 942 square miles in North-East Lincolnshire have been granted to the D'Arcy Exploration Company. Applications for six more licences are under consideration.