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North Sea Oil (Outer Hebrides)

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any plans to include blocks off the West Coast of the Outer Hebrides in the seventh licensing round.

I have not finally decided on the territory to be put on offer in the seventh round, but I have no plans to include the area mentioned by the right hon. Member; the intention is to select blocks from the areas referred to in the reply I gave to my hon. Friend, the Mem- ber for New Forest (Mr. McNair-Wilson) on 5 December 1979 about my proposals for the seventh round.