8(1)  For the purposes of the principal sectionrelevant new field”  means, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, an oil field–

(a)no part of which lies in a landward area, within the meaning of the Petroleum (Production) Regulations 1982 or in an area to the East of the United Kingdom and between latitudes 52° and 55° North; and

(b)for no part of which consent for development has been granted to the licensee by the Secretary of State before 17th March 1987; and

(c)for no part of which a programme of development had been served on the licensee or approved by the Secretary of State before that date.

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