HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc46-7W
34. Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many companies have applied for drilling blocks in Cardigan Bay at the current round of allocation.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

Applications for fifth-round licences are now the subject of commercially confidential discussions with individual applicants. There are competing applications for many blocks and so it would not be appropriate to comment at this stage.