§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list those areas in Wales for which companies have expressed an interest in the seventh onshore oil and gas licensing round. 
§ Mr. Page
We are unable at the present time to release details of the areas applied for in the seventh round as this information could give a competitive advantage to an applicant when deciding on a work programme. Details of the areas applied for will be made available once the work programmes are agreed. However, I can say that applications have been received for five blocks in Wales. None of the applications is for acreage within the watery areas around Wales.