HL Deb 28 October 1987 vol 489 c627WA
The Earl of Lauderdale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they were approached formally or informally by British Gas for consent to contract for the long-term purchase of natural gas from the Sleipner field, and, if so, whether consent was given or refused.

Viscount Davidson

Last year British Gas undertook to consult the Government on plans to import gas as these develop. Since privatisation, British Gas has not come forward with any plan to import gas from Sleipner or any other Norwegian field.