§ 27. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to reach an agreement with the French Government about boundaries in the seabed of the English Channel for the purposes of exploration for oil and natural gas.
§ Mr. Godber
British and French officials have held a number of meetings to discuss the delimitation of the continental shelf between the United Kingdom and France in the English Channel and Western Approaches. Some progress has been made in these discussions, but some problems remain and it is not yet possible to say when agreement will be reached.