HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 c183W

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about preparations for the sixth round of offshore licensing.

Dr. Mahon

The Petroleum (Production) (Amendment) Regulations, which are a necessary preliminary step for the invitation of applications, were today laid before Parliament. I am still considering the views which have been put to me during consultations on other features of the proposed arrangements for the round, and I will make a statement about those other features later.