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North Sea Oil

Volume 828: debated on Thursday 16 December 1971

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asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the degree of co-ordination between the Scottish Office and the Department of Trade and Industry with regard to the exploitation of North Sea oil; and if he will make a statement.

Yes. Oil exploration and exploitation off the shores of Scotland is going ahead well, and I believe that this development will be of considerable value both to Scotland and to the country as a whole.