§ 47. Mr. Tilney
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what Her Majesty's Government's policy is as regards the ownership and exploitation of the sea bed beyond Continental shelves.
§ Mr. Mulley
As my hon. Friend the Minister of State said in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford (Mr. Luard) on 1st April, Her Majesty's Government are actively considering their policy towards this most interesting subject in the light of the proceedings of thead hoc Committee at the United Nations set up to study this whole question. The ad hoc Committee in whose work our Mission to the United Nations is cooperating fully will meet again on 17th June.—[Vol. 762, c. 3–4.]