§ Mr. Tilney
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many oil rigs are being built in the United Kingdom and where; and how many are on order for use in British waters that are being constructed outside the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Ridley
Regular statistics are not collected on drilling platforms. No drilling vessels are currently being built or on order in United Kingdom yards, nor in overseas yards for registration under the British flag. One drilling vessel has recently been completed in U.C.S. Clydebank Division.