§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many times the Offshore Oil Advisory Committee has met this year; and what its recommendations have been.
§ Mr. William Ross
I have been asked to reply.
The Oil Development Council for Scotland, to which I assume the Question refers, has met twice this year.
The council's terms of reference are to advise the Government on all aspects of oil development affecting Scotland, and its proceedings are in confidence. Subjects to which particular consideration has been given at recent meetings include pollution, infrastructure and training.