§ 17. Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what meetings he has held with the Welsh Oil Council and the companies which have held licences for oil exploration in the Celtic Sea; and if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between his Department and these bodies.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
My Department is in touch with various organisations interested in the exploration of the Celtic Sea, and with the companies which have offshore licences in the area. In particular I made a number of contacts among interested parties when I attended the Offshore Wales Conference in Cardiff on 25th May.