Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th June 1974.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Wilson Mr Gordon Wilson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 11th June 1974

Is the hon. Gentleman aware, having read the Brown Book issued by the Government, that the reserves of oil in the North Sea, although great in many respects, are very small by comparison with the world's oil re-reserves and are insufficient for us to concede in any way? One might talk about this, from the British as well as the Scottish point of view, in terms of getting rid of sources of oil which it might be necessary to conserve under the ground or on the sea bed for future generations.