HC Deb 01 December 1971 vol 827 cc122-3W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to ensure that the contracts issued by Her Majesty's Government for exploitation of oil in the North Sea off Scottish coasts are written under Scottish law.

Mr. Ridley

Licences issued by this Department under petroleum production legislation for blocks in the Scottish area of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf are drafted in accordance with Scots law.