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Oil Production Platforms

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has considered the report of the Government consultants, the Aberdeen University, about the number of production platforms required for the North Sea by 1980 and the number of construction sites needed; and if he will make a statement.

I am aware of the report, the conclusions of which are those of the Study Team alone. My Department keeps the matching of the availability of construction sites to forecasts of demand for production platforms continuously under review.