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Offshore Oil

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has about the methods used by other Governments for regulating the exploration for and exploitation of offshore oil.

My Department keeps itself generally aware of the activities of other Governments in regulating the exploration for and exploitation of off-shore oil. The methods used vary considerably from complete State ownership to a system of licences for concessions.