§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received on the fulfilment by the United Kingdom of obligations under the Treaty of Rome arising from participation agreement conditions providing for consultation on plans for marketing North Sea crude oil; and if he will make a statement.200W
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
Her Majesty's Government and the oil companies concerned have needed no urging to respect international obligations. Participation agreements are compatible with the United Kingdom's obligations under the Treaty of Rome.