Offshore Oil (Licences)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1976.

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Photo of Mr Hamish Gray Mr Hamish Gray , Ross and Cromarty 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

Does the Secretary of State appreciate that there is considerable uncertaintly in the industry over the Government's delay in announcing when future licensing will take place? In view of the unemployment situation in the oil-related industries, will he now make a positive statement as to when he is likely to offer those licences?