HC Deb 20 December 1974 vol 883 c704W
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.