§ 81. Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place a paper on the revenues expected from the companies engaged in exploration and production in the North Sea before the next meeting of the National Economic Development Council.
§ 82. Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make available to the Standing Conference on North Sea Oil his assessment of Scottish industry's ability to supply the necessary equipment for the North Sea following the Prime Minister's recent visits to construction sites in Scotland.
§ Mr. Chataway
The IMEG Report which will be published shortly gives information on this. I am confident that Scottish firms can make a substantial contribution, and many have made a successful start. The Conference is aware that my Department stands ready to give appropriate help but the main responsibility must of course lie with the firms themselves.