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North Sea Oil (Naval Assistance)

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the practical assistance so far offered by the Royal Navy towards North Sea offshore energy developments.

The assistance includes work by the Hydrographer, provision of mooring and towing facilities, advice from research establishments and training in diving techniques. In addition Her Majesty's dockyards stand ready to provide assistance when this would be appropriate.