HC Deb 07 July 1976 vol 914 cc590-1W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has any further progress to report on his part in the negotiations with the oil companies.

Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

An agreement on the principles of participation with BP was announced to the House on Thursday 1st July.—[Vol. 914, c.237–8.]—Negotiations with the oil companies with which we have not yet reached agreement are continuing to make progress.