§ 21. Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made in reducing the number of fallow blocks on the United Kingdom continental shelf.
§ Mr. Moynihan
Very good progress has been made. At the beginning of 1989, there were 125 blocks in the fallow category and at the end of last year the overall total was 41. I have been informed by those operators still holding fallow blocks that they expect to make further substantial progress this year.