HL Deb 03 February 1977 vol 379 cc1024-5WA

asked her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Soviet research Catamaran "Eksperiment 1" which has recently been conducting research in the mineral resources of the North Sea did so within the British sector, and if so whether it was under an agreement with the British Government, and if so what were the terms of the agreement.


Her Majesty's Government have received no reports of any recent research undertaken by the Soviet Catamaran "Eksperiment 1" into the mineral resources of the British sector of the continental shelf. No agreement exists between Her Majesty's Government and the Soviet Government for such research to be undertaken by Soviet vessels.