§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received about reserves of oil and gas in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
My Department's latest estimates of oil and gas reserves were given in my right hon. Friend's report on the development of the oil and gas resources of the United Kingdom ("The Brown Book") published in April. I have received no representations about the estimates, other than views expressed by the companies concerned in the course of their preparation.