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Oil Taxation Act 1975

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1(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Act an oil field is any area which the appropriate authority may determine to be an oil field, being an area of which every part is, or is part of, a licensed area.

(2)For the purposes of this Schedule the appropriate authority, in relation to any area—

(a)is the Secretary of State if the area is such that licences can be granted for all of it under the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934;

(b)is the Department of Commerce for Northern Ireland if the area is such that licences can be granted for all of it under the Petroleum (Production) Act (Northern Ireland) 1964; and

(c)is the Secretary of State and that Department acting jointly if the area is such that licences can be granted for part of it under one and for part of it under the other of those Acts; and any reference in this Schedule to the making of representations to the appropriate authority is, in a case falling within (c) above, a reference to the making of them to either the Secretary of State or the said Department.

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