To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has on trends on the level of the volume of orders for the United Kingdom offshore supplies industry in 1988 and 1989.
The total value of orders for the UKCS reported for 1988 was £2·5 billion and for 1989 was £3·9 billion. United Kingdom industry won 84 per cent. of the orders in 1988 and 81 per cent. of the much larger market in 1989.