HC Deb 23 June 1976 vol 913 c537W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the operation of the Government's depletion policy.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

The Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975 enables my right hon. Friend to exercise control over the depletion of fields on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf. He will consider the use of these powers as and when that seems desirable.