§ Mr. Carson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many men have recently been recruited into civilian security duties, at city centre barriers and internal premises checks; and what details he has as to what occupation these men followed before being recruited;
(2) what interest has been expressed to him in oil exploration in Northern Ireland; and what encouragement is being given by the Government.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The information requested is not immediately to hand. I shall write to the hon. Member.