HL Deb 02 July 1986 vol 477 c1022WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, given Britain's treaty rights in the Svalbard Archipelago, they consider the sectoral principle or the median line principle the appropri-ate one for application in relation to: (a) the waters, and (b) the continental shelf in the Barents Sea.

Baroness Young

In our view, the use of median line principles would be appropriate.