HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 cc158-9W
Sir J. Eden

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he anticipates that the dispute between Great Britain and France with regard to licences for oil exploration in the English Channel will be resolved; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ennals

Discussions between the two Governments are continuing. It is hoped that agreement will be reached between us shortly. It would not be appropriate to make a statement at the present time.