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Oil Production (Moss Morran Project)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of objections to the Moss Morran project received during the extended period to 24th October 1978; and what estimate he has made of the effect on oil production in the North Sea which a delayed decision will entail.

Between 2nd August and 24th October, the extended period for further representations on the question of radio transmissions, I received 20 letters on this subject from nine parties opposed to the project. It would not be appropriate for me to comment on the economic aspects of planning proposals which are still formally before me for decision.