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British National Oil Corporation

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many specific directions he has given to the British National Oil Corporation under Section 4 of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-Lines Act 1975 since the publication of Appendix One of the Corporation's statement of accounts for 1976.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what services he has invited the British National Oil Corporation to perform under Section 2(1)(d) of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-Lines Act 1975 to the end of October 1977;(2) what use he has made of his powers under Section 3(5) of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-Lines Act 1975 relative to British National Oil Corporation undertaking activities with respect to pipelines or petroleum held by the Corporation.

The British National Oil Corporation was invited to take on the role of managing agent of the Government-owned oil pipelines and storage system and was appointed in that capacity as from 1st April 1977.