HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 c3W
22. Mr. Douglas Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Energy, how many representations have been received by his Department in regard to fishing boats' loss of nets and gear as a result of oil exploration and development.

Mr. John Smith

My Department has been notified of nine instances where fishing boats have lost or damaged their gear allegedly through the activities of the offshore oil and gas industry.