§ Mr. Gray
The British National Oil Corporation in partnership with other companies, was awarded licences in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds of offshore licensing. The corporation was also awarded four sole licences, outside licensing rounds. Of the blocks covered by these licences, assignments of interest in the following have to date been completed by the corporation to companies other than United Kingdom public sector companies: 13/27, 20/3, 20/9, 3/10b, 13/19, 15/6, 31/21, 31/26, 31/27, 211/24c and 211/25b.
§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will invite the British National Oil Corporation to make a review of its affairs under section 3(4) of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-Lines Act 1975 in view of the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Bill and call for a new corporate plan, in view of the fact that the existing documents will be nullified by prospective changes.