§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, of the total pipeline development in the North Sea, what is the percentage of British Steel Corporation contribution of 126W pipe and the present capacity of the industry's plant for tackling current projects including the gas-gathering pipelines.
§ Mr. Michael Marshall
The British Steel Corporation continues to supply about three quarters of the tonnage of well casing tube required in the North Sea. It is the corporation's intention to seek to supply the bulk of submarine pipe for the gas-gathering pipeline and for other North Sea projects, now that the enhancement of the 44 in. pipe mill at Hartlepool is complete.