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Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date the licence was granted to Berkley Petroleum (United Kingdom) Limited to search and bore for and get petroleum in an area of 461 square kilometres; and if he will define precisely this area of 461 square kilometres.
The licence was granted on 16th February, 1970 for an area in Somerset and Dorset. In the London Gazette of 24th February the boundaries were indicated as the straight lines or low water marks between National Grid points: ST 40002500, 50002500, 50001000, SY 55008512 along L.W.M.M.T. to 40009200.