§ Mr. Laurance Reed
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth 276W Affairs whether he is aware that the oil industry expects to be able to exploit oil from beneath the seabed at a water depth of 3,000 feet before the close of the decade; and whether he will consider initiating talks with the Danish Government to delimit the Continental Shelf between the Shetland Isles and the Faeroes.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
I am aware of the possibility mentioned in the first part of the question. We shall certainly consider initiating talks of the kind proposed as soon as this appears to be necessary.