HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c628W
Mr. Heddle

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he is yet in a position to make a statement regarding the sale of Kinsale gas to Northern Ireland; and when negotiations are likely to be completed.

Mr. Butler

I cannot offer a precise forecast of when the negotiations with the Republic of Ireland for the supply of natural gas to Northern Ireland will be concluded one way or the other but we are doing all we can to avoid any unnecessary delay.