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North Sea Oil Conferences

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what conferences in the United Kingdom or abroad dealing with North Sea oil have either been sponsored or financed by the Government ; and if he will give the location, general theme and cost of each such conference held within the last year.

During the last year the Government have sponsored or co-sponsored the following conferences, seminars or exhibitions, all of which were intended to publicise the opportunities for British industry arising from offshore oil and gas development:

DateLocationCost to the Government
March 1974NewcastleNil
March 1974ManchesterNil
April 1974Belfast540
May 1974Cardiff280
November 1974Glasgow970
November 1974LiverpoolNil
November 1974WalsallNil
February 1975Dundee240
The following conferences, seminars or exhibitions associated with offshore activities were not sponsored by the Government but there was some public expenditure in regard to the costs of representation by British industry and commerce and by officials from Government Departments: