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Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made in agreeing with neighbouring countries an allocation of the seabed of the English Channel for the purposes of hydrocarbon exploration and recovery.

June 1974
Number of holdingsTotal holdings
Wholly ownedWholly rented50 per cent. or more ownedMore than 50 per cent. rentedUnder 1,000 acresOver 1,000 acres
South Glamorgan206207102665792
Mid Glamorgan4463431571261,0657
West Glamorgan450208169779022

I have been asked to reply.The Prime Minister and the President of France agreed last year to submit the delimitation of the United Kingdom-France Continental Shelf to arbitration. Good progress is being made in working out details of the arbitration agreement.