§ 109. Mr. G. Darling
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which Colonial Territories are being explored for oil reserves; and with what results.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Exploration for oil is at present being carried out in 19 different territories in East and West Africa, the Mediterranean, South East Asia, and the West Indies. Oil has so far been found, though not as yet in proved commercial quantities, in Nigeria. There are, as the hon. Member is no doubt aware, established oilfields in Trinidad, Brunei and Sarawak.