HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 c6W
35. Mr. Nicholas Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate for total investment in the United Kingdom sector of the Continental Shelf on offshore oil development by 1985.

Mr. Varley

It is not possible to estimate so far ahead, since the amount of investment will depend upon uncertain factors such as the level of discoveries, the speed of development and the movement of costs.