HL Deb 02 July 1986 vol 477 cc1021-2WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What in their view is the status in international law of the various areas of continental shelf round the Svalbard Archipelago.

Baroness Young

In our view Svalbard has its own continental shelf, to which the regime of the Treaty of Paris of 1920 applies. The extent of this shelf has not been determined.