§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps are being taken by EEC countries to import and thereby reduce the surplus stocked coal in Great Britain.
§ Mr. Eadie
Because of the world economic situation coal stocks have for some time been at high levels in most European countries. But we exported just under 2 million tons to the EEC countries in 1975, a figure that compares well with exports in previous years. The National Coal Board is currently making every effort to secure new sales for the
Field Type Platform Contractors Yard/Site Installation Brent D … … Concrete … Ellefsen/Aker/Selmer … Stavanger … 1976 Claymore … … Steel … U.I.E … Cherbourg … 1976 Dunlin … … Concrete … ANDOC … Rotterdam … 1977
The orders for the two concrete platforms were placed before the United Kingdom established adequate capacity to produce this type of platform. The steel platform was ordered in 1974 when United Kingdom capacity was stretched with orders already in hand. At the time that the steel platform was ordered two similar orders were placed in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Litterick
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many oil production platforms have so far been located in British North Sea oilfields.
§ Mr. John Smith
Ten, as follows:388W
future in the expectation of an up-turn in demand for coal when the current recession ends.