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Oil Industry (Shipping)

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) of the number of supply ships for offshore petroleum development ordered in each year from 1970 to date for construction in United Kingdom yards, how many have been built, respectively, in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland;(2) how many supply ships for offshore petroleum development have been ordered by British owners in each year since 1970 to date; and, of these, how many in each year have been ordered from yards in the United Kingdom.

Precise information is not available. The following table gives details of the number of supply ships ordered in 1970 to 1974 by companies engaged in offshore petroleum development: