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North Sea Oil

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give the most recent figures available to him of the numbers of personnel working offshore on the United Kingdom continental shelf: how many are (a) United Kingdom nationals, (b) European Economic Community nationals other than United Kingdom, (c) United States nationals and (d) others; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 2 April 1987, c. 568]: I regret that, due to an error of transcription, the number of "Others" offshore on fixed installations was overstated. The correct figure is 64, and the total for the column should accordingly be amended to 6,360.