HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 c24W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will postpone further allocation of North Sea mineral exploration licences until such time as the regulations regarding exploitation of resources discovered have been completely reviewed.

Sir J. Eden

No. The fourth round of petroleum production licensing on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, which was announced last June, is now virtually complete and I shall be announcing the final awards very shortly.

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