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Ocean Resources

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what action has been taken by the Government to publicise the importance of the resources of the oceans, other than gas and oil; and what further action is envisaged.

[pursuant to his reply, 19th February 1980]: Should the has been taken and none is envisaged in the near future.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether any future legislation in the United Kingdom on deep seabed mining will include any reciprocity arrangement with the United States of America arising from legislation in that country.

[pursuant to his reply, 19th February 1980]: Should the Government decide to introduce legislation on deep seabed mining they would need to consider whether such legislation should make provision for reciprocal arrangements with the United States and any other States legislating for deep seabed mining.