§ Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if, when he issued the production licence to Shell (UK) Ltd. for the Denny Inclosure in the New Forest, he took into account the constraints placed upon the use of the land by section 7 of the New Forest Act 1877.
§ Mr. Gray
The Denny Inclosure comprises only a small part of the total area of the licence. The factors taken into account in the decision to award the licence were those normally applied to applications for landward production licences as set out in paragraph 3 of the notice published in theOfficial Gazette on 5 August 1980. Licensees are made aware that the grant of a landward licence does not absolve them from the obligation to observe the provisions of all relevant legislation in carrying out operations under the licence.