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Oil And Gas (Cornish Waters)

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has undertaken any studies of the physical resources available, or the possible impact, of oil and gas exploration, off the coast of Cornwall.

No. But my officials have been consulted by the working party which has been studying these subjects under the ægis of the South-West Economic Planning Board and Council as recommended by the conference convened by the South-West Economic Planning Council in Plymouth in March 1974. I look forward to seeing the working party's report, which, I understand, will be available shortly.