§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he proposes to rule out depletion of North Sea oil resources, provision for which has been made in the Model Rules under the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975, until after 1990 following a report that has been submitted to his Department.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
No. We propose to maintain the powers provided by the Petroleum and Submarine Pipelines Act 1975.