HC Deb 08 June 1971 vol 818 cc327-8W
Mr. Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in connection with the fourth round of applications for production licences on the United Kingdom section of the Continental Shelf, whether companies registered and managed within the United Kingdom and Commonwealth will be regarded by him as giving the necessary United Kingdom content to an applicant consortium if the ultimate control of such company cannot in fact be shown to be in the hands of British or Commonwealth citizens.

Mr. Ridley

I must ask my hon. Friend to await the announcement about further applications for licences which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will make shortly.