HC Deb 11 December 1992 vol 215 cc832-3W
Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will revoke the licence granted to Hamilton Oil to drill in Cardigan Bay; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

Hamilton Oil is the operating company on licences granted in the 12th offshore round on blocks 107/1 and 107/6, which lie northwest of the Lleyn peninsula. It recently received approval to drill one exploratory well in block 107/1. Hamilton is not in breach of any aspect of these licences, nor of the special conditions attached to them. There are therefore no grounds on which these licences can be revoked.