HC Deb 10 November 1976 vol 919 c194W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what share of the special and tubular steels for the North Sea offshore oil market is now met by BSC.

Mr. Les Huckfield

In 1976 BSC will have supplied 75 per cent. of the tonnage of tubular steels—other than submarine pipelines—used in the United Kingdom area of the North Sea and the corporation hopes to meet virtually all the requirement for well casing tubes. The casings for this special purpose are made at BSC's Clydesdale works in Lanarkshire.