HC Deb 31 March 1983 vol 40 c264W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what arrangements he has made for payments in connection with petroleum production licences following the abolition of the national oil account with effect from 1 April.

Mr. Gray

Parliamentary approval for such payments is sought in the Supply Estimate 1983–84 class IV, 21. Pending that approval, the necessary expenditure will be met by repayable advances from the contingencies fund.