§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what volume of North Sea natural gas has been delivered in Scotland in recent years; and what is the value imputed to this supply.
§ Mr. Ridley
As stated in the annual report of the Scottish Gas Board, since June, 1970, when natural gas first arrived in Scotland, to 31st March, 1971, 107 million therms—nearly 11,000 million cubic feet—of natural gas were received. The cost to the board was about £1.9 million.