Skip to main content

North Sea Oil And Gas (Licensing)

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what further discussions he has had with oil companies and representatives of the Scottish fishing industry on the code of practice which it is intended to bring into use when allocations are being made for the seventh licensing round on oil and gas exploration in the North Sea; and if he will make a statement.

I am presently considering proposals put forward by representatives of the fishing industry. I have in mind that a code of practice concerning oil and fishing activities should be prepared in consultation with the representatives of the two industries, and with the Fisheries Departments, and my Depart- ment will be undertaking discussions to that end.