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Fabrication Sector

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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78.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate of the value of business opportunities for the United Kingdom fabrication sector within the single European market post-1992; and if he will make a statement.

We expect new orders in goods and services on the UKCS in the early 1990s to be between £2·5 billion to £3 billion per annum, of which fabrication represents around 20 per cent. The UKCS will continue to represent some 70 per cent. of the offshore market in the Community.