§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the planning and socioeconomic consequences for the Christ. church and Lymington constituency of 1188W the successful search for oil in areas for which the Department of Energy have just granted oil exploration certificates in the Solent area.
§ Mr. John Silkin
A working party set up by the South West Economic Planning Council to consider the implications of the offshore oil and gas for the South West reported last year. I am sending the lion. Member a copy of its report.