HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 c450W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to dispose of oil currently belonging to the British Gas Corporation.

Mr. Gray

I have already directed the British Gas Corporation to dispose of its interest in the Wytch Farm oilfield and have announced my intention to transfer BGC's offshore oil assets to the private sector. Until decisions have been taken on the precise method of disposal of BGC's oil interests it is not possible to say what the final arrangements for the disposal of the oil will be.