HC Deb 15 November 1968 vol 773 c167W
Mr. Swain

asked the Minister of Power what is the machinery for consultation between his Department and the Defence Department, regarding the defence of the North Sea gas installations in the event of aerial warfare.

Mr. Mason

There is regular contact between my Department and the Ministry of Defence on all aspects of defence as they affect the supply of hydrocarbons. Aerial warfare would, no doubt, be part of a general conflict and in that case our membership of N.A.T.O. would be relevant.

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