HC Deb 03 February 1993 vol 218 c203W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 28 January,Official Report, column 822, which organisations specifically requested that their advice and response to his consultation on the 14th round of offshore licences should be treated in confidence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

Consultation of other Departments and interested bodies took place on the understanding that the information provided would be treated in confidence. This is our established practice with regard to consultation on blocks offered for licensing.