HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 cc445-6W
2. Mr. Stallard

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to reach an agreement with the Republic of Ireland Government concerning the piping of Kinsale gas to Northern Ireland.

Mr. Adam Butler

Negotiations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Government on the terms of a supply of Kinsale natural gas to Northern Ireland have been continuing during recent weeks. Both parties have been faced with areas of real difficulty, but I very much hope that negotiations will be concluded one way or the other as soon as possible.