HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 c297W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a chart of the northern and western approaches to the British Isles, showing the 200 miles seaward limit of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and the relevant limit of France and Norway, the 200 metre submarine contour, the 600 metre submarine contour and the areas allocated to specific oil undertakings by the United Kingdom Government.

Mr. Hattersley

I am arranging for a chart to be placed in the Library. It will show the 200 metre and 600 metre submarine contours and the areas allocated for oil production by Her Majesty's Government. It will not show 200 mile seaward limits of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland since no such limits have been declared. My answer on 26th July to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr. Woof) explained that certain of the Continental Shelf boundaries between the United Kingdom and our neighbours have yet to be agreed. The chart will show only those which have been agreed.

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