HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc166-7W
57. Mr. Loveridge

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied that Her Majesty's Government has taken all necessary steps to ensure the safety of platforms and rigs in the North Sea, essential for the supply of oil and gas to the United Kingdom, from attacks by international terrorists.

Mr. Emery

The protection of offshore facilities forms part of the Department's defence strategy relating to our energy industries. There is close collaboration with the Defence Department on the practical measures which may be taken to ensure an adequate defence system.

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