HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc49-50W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether statutory measures presently exist which prohibit the Government from instructing the North Sea oil operators to place rig building projects with United Kingdom yards; and. if so, what they are.

Mr. Benn

The Government's policy is one of securing full and fair opportunity for British suppliers, consistent with our international obligations.