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North Sea Oil

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the powers of the European Community which would enable it to influence Her Majesty's Government in the protection of British oil interests in the North Sea.

There are no direct Community powers over British oil interests in the North Sea, but the Government's policies must take into account the Articles of the Treaty dealing with freedom of circulation and establishment.