HC Deb 26 June 1975 vol 894 cc190-1W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether there have been any changes to the definition of the "English area" in the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968, or whether he has any proposals to make such changes.

Mr. John Smith

Yes. There has been a change in the English area by virtue of the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Order 1971 in which the 8th designated area as defined in that order was added to the English area. My right hon. Friend has no proposals for any further changes.