HC Deb 23 June 1976 vol 913 c537W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether it is his policy that the BNOC should diversify into chemicals and plastics.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

It remains Her Majesty's Government's policy that the BNOC shall in due course develop into a fully integrated oil company. Under Section 2 of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975 the BNOC has the power, subject to my approval. to diversify into petroleum derivatives.